Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton has hinted at retirement and a possible switch to Ferrari.

After being the most celebrated Formula One racer in Mercedes, Hamilton is rumored to finally switch to Ferrari. The Ferrari talks have been quite consistently surrounding Hamilton and just recently, the F1 icon himself hinted at the possibility of wearing “red” before his retirement.

In a recent interview, Hamilton addressed his relationship with Mercedes and the idea of moving to Ferrari. The British racer teased fans by acknowledging that he knows he “looks good wearing a red suit,” which evidently pertains to Ferrari, GP Blog reported.

"I know I look good in red but it is a very difficult scenario,” Hamilton said about the idea of switching to Ferrari.

However, as much as he appreciates change, Hamilton insisted that “loyalty” is still everything.

"I've been with Mercedes since I was 13. Change is always cool but loyalty is everything, that is why I have this tattoo," Hamilton pointed out.

When Hamilton tried to make his point regarding retirement, he may have left the doors open for Ferrari. According to Hamilton, he is unsure about what will happen in the future with him and Mercedes.

"I'm not going to be racing forever...what am I going to do in the future? Do I want to remain part of Mercedes doing something quite epic beyond racing? If I was, for example, going to shift [teams] then I don’t know what that is going to look like," Hamilton stated.

After all, the decision will be up to Hamilton himself. Looking at the current status he has with Mercedes, it seems like he has no reason to part with the company at all.

Hamilton has an excellent relationship with Mercedes chief Toto Wolff, who has given him the freedom to run his fashion empire and pursue his musical endeavours. On top of that, he is paid £40 million per season on his current contract and have lined him up with a perfect number two in Valtteri Bottas.

Ferrari on the other hand, has one big reason to lure Hamilton to make the move. With Ferrari not being able to win a title since 2008, and with the way things are going, it’s becoming more and more apparent that Hamilton may make the switch at some point before his career comes to an end.

In 2012, Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher decided to call it a career for the second time and officially retired from being a Formula 1 racer. And during the time when he was about to finally leave the track, he admitted that his decision to retire for good was influenced by Hamilton.

“The team had the option in Lewis that helped me decide [to retire],” Schumacher revealed.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Singapore Grand Prix victory on the podium a year ago with second-placed Max Verstappen (left) and third-placed Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton AFP / Manan VATSYAYANA