Eddie Jordan 'certain' Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff will move to Ferrari

Former team owner and television pundit Eddie Jordan says he is "absolutely certain" Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari in 2021.

Hamilton's future has been a hot topic on conversation following news that he met with Ferrari chairman John Elkann recently – though Ferrari have downplayed the meeting as a 'social event'.

The six-time Formula 1 World Champion's Mercedes deal is due to expire at the end of the 2020 season, prompting speculation he could jump ship to Ferrari for his final few years in F1 and try and achieve success at a third team, having won titles with both McLaren and Mercedes.

Jordan, whose wild predictions are often accurate, believes it would be the right time for Hamilton to move and is certain it will happen.

"I’m absolutely certain that in 2021 Lewis Hamilton will move to Ferrari," he told Top Gear magazine. "It would be the right time for Lewis to go to Ferrari.

"He’s coming to the end of his career but he still wants to win his seven or more titles."

However in another bombshell prediction, Jordan believes Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff could follow Hamilton the prancing horse – though given Wollf owns a large stake in the Mercedes F1 operation, that would seem unlikely.

"Lewis would only go to Ferrari if someone could protect him against any possibility that Charles Leclerc could usurp him," added Jordan.

"The real belief that I think Lewis will go to Ferrari in 2021 is that Toto Wolff’s contract also expires at the end of next year. So Ferrari would bring Toto along too.

"Toto goes with him, because as I said, Lewis won’t leave himself exposed, and it will be his way of bringing an equaliser."

Wolff's contract expires at the same time as Hamilton's and although he has hinted at remaining with Mercedes, he's not yet committed to doing so.