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Lewis Hamilton: "I would go up against any driver. Any time, any place. Any team." © Getty Images
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Lewis Hamilton says he would like to drive for Ferrari at one stage in his career but insists he is happy at Mercedes for now.

Having driven for McLaren since 2007 Hamilton made the switch to Mercedes for this season and is currently fourth in the drivers' championship. Having made the first move of his Formula One career so recently Hamilton said he wants to remain with Mercedes for a long time but admitted to F1 Racing that he shares the desire of many drivers in wanted to race for Ferrari one day.

"At the moment I can't see myself anywhere else because I'm really happy where I am," Hamilton said. "But what I can say is that throughout my racing career and through karting and everything Ferrari have always been one of the top teams and it's always a desire for any driver to drive for them.

"So anyone who gets that chance, no matter where you are or what car you drive, you look at a Ferrari and think: 'That's pretty cool.' But like I said, at the moment I'm really happy where I am and I hope Mercedes keep me for even longer."

Hamilton also said he'd be happy to race against any team-mate, especially Sebastian Vettel, when asked if he'd be willing to join him at Red Bull.

"I would go up against any driver. Any time, any place. Any team. Whoever it is, that's not a worry for me, I would have happily been Sebastian's team-mate. He has a great car, so it would have been a great experience."