The silly season drivers’ market saga continues, and it has no intention to be over yet. During these times there are marked by a break of all that is about Formula 1 action on the track, we are very focused – and amused- by this matter.
It seems, in fact, that the 2021 season is going to be incredibly interesting on the matter of drivers’ line-up. The 2020 grid – if there might be one, of course- will be completely shattered for the next season, with Sebastian Vettel who has been dismissed by Ferrari, Sainz who is going to Maranello, Ricciardo who is going to replace the Spaniard in McLaren and Alonso that is in charge to that vacant seat in Renault.
It seems like a distorted oneiric vision, marked by a veil of unreality that is however taking place.
Mercedes has no hurry to talk about its drivers’ line-up for the 2021 season, though.
The German team claims in fact to be reluctant to start the talks about the line-up in a moment in which there is no Formula 1 action.
“We are loyal to our current drivers and we don’t want to start the talks at a time when the season hasn’t even started,”- Toto Wolff said to the German edition of RTL and NTV.
Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’ deals in fact expire at the end of 2020 and this opens up a set of possibilities which may also include Sebastian Vettel as an aspiring contestant to that prestigious seat.
“The Vettel idea would be fantastic from a German point of view, but we must remain true to our principles. Loyalty is important and one of our values. I know Vettel as a person, he is very straightforward and represents values similar to those that I have.- Wolff revealed -As an athlete, he is a four-time World Champion, so it is not necessary to discuss his performance.”
It could be a great opportunity also for Daimler, Mercedes’ partner, to enhance that German match that succeeds only at half with Rosberg but everything may change for the end of the season. Nevertheless, the same Toto Wolff’s deal will expire at the end of this season, so the situation is very chameleonic at the time.
“It’s not only about whether I extend my contract as team boss, but also what we do with this bigger partnership. And that’s what we’re discussing right now,”- Wolff said to the Austrian media ORF.
In other terms, Mercedes has at this time an excellent picture of professional but it is fading out in more of a puzzle. In July, hopefully, many question marks will have their own answer.