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10/24/09
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Hamilton does not dream of Ferrari switch  (GMM)  Lewis Hamilton does not share Fernando Alonso's dream of driving in formula one with Ferrari.

When the Spaniard announced his 2010 switch to the famous Italian team, he said it had always been his dream.

"I don't feel the same way," Briton Hamilton, who was paired at McLaren with Alonso in 2007 before winning last year's title and penning a long term contract, said in an interview with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"Everyone who grows up watching formula one chooses a car," the 24-year-old explained.  "Some liked the Jordan, the yellow car, some prefer the red car, others the silver one.

"I always just liked the silver car," Hamilton said, referring to the livery of his works Mercedes-powered McLaren.

"I can still remember when Fernando came here and said that it was his dream to drive for us.  His dream was to drive the silver car as well, but you can have more than one dream," he added.

Hamilton, meanwhile, declined to get drawn into speculation about the likely identity of his 2010 teammate, but reiterated his view that Heikki Kovalainen is his preferred colleague.

"I try not to constantly think about things that might or might not happen," he said, when asked specifically about the rumors linking McLaren with Kimi Raikkonen.

"I really don't know who is going to come and I try not to focus on it.  I want to be respectful to Heikki, who is my friend.  I think he does a good job and I can only say that I am happy to be with him," added Hamilton.

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