Put some words of Toto Wolff, add the end of both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas contracts at the end of 2020 and You’ll have Sebastian Vettel wearing the Silver Arrows suit in 2021. Just fantasy F1? There could be more.
Sebastian is a great driver, a major personality and an asset to any Formula 1 team. When looking to the future, our first loyalty lies with the current Mercedes drivers. But naturally we must take this development into consideration
were the externation of the Austrian. Let's look deeper into the possible scenarios
Hamilton is ending the 3-years deal in this season: Motorsport.com is aware of existing talks between Briton and Brackley for renewing it, as Lewis made clear that
no dream of a dash to another team
earlier this year; but what led Vettel to Ferrari is the dream of every F1 driver: to win with La Rossa. If Hamilton should decide for that move, the interlocking game would explode.
Bottas has been negotiating his settlement year-by-year since 2017: for 2020 he wanted to be quiet, well before the midway season not repeating the sweating 2019 summer, with Esteban Ocon ramping. Will Ferrari be interested in the Finn for pairing Leclerc with a ‘docile’ teammate? Or a Hamilton-Vettel sparkling team will be more likely, in the draft of the Hamilton-Rosberg couple of 2016? Giving the probable financial requests of the latter chance, seems very unlikely to happen (especially after COVID-19 crisis).
Junior Mercedes driver George Russell added some pepper to the all picture, tweeting a photo of him starting a PowerPoint presentation: he wanted to highlight the chance of getting noticed from the main team, after that Williams signed him in 2018 after a similar display.
Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office -> PowerPoint 👨💻😜 pic.twitter.com/LdC9q0UE9F— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) May 12, 2020
Not a bad market season already kicked off. With no races still held so far.