Toto Wolff does not want to exclude an obligation of Sebastian Vettel for the formula 1 season in 2021 and beyond continue. However, the Mercedes team boss is not makes it clear that it is currently the most likely option: "I Would have said in January that we were going in the first half of the year, no race, would have believed me none. Therefore, we want to keep us now before all our options open."
In the context of a Video media round on Wednesday afternoon, Wolff reiterated that you would like to meet before the first race, no driver decision for 2021. Although the treaties of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are running out. But before Mercedes decides to observe what talents to 2020, perhaps, in the foreground. imago images/Hoch zwei, Sebastian Vettel
Vettel is one of the more obvious candidates on the market. In addition, Mercedes would have at any time access to the Williams parked Junior George Russell. Esteban Ocon driving in 2020 and 2021 Renault and would be then available again. Therefore, for Wolff, The decision will fall "over the summer".
That there is a crisis between Vettel and Ferrari, Wolff felt "already", as the Treaty of Charles Leclerc has been extended to five years, while Vettel hung in the air. For Mercedes, the Domino effect came on the driver market, then "surprisingly", because: "It is not good to start the season with a driver, you know that he will leave the Team."Wolff makes it clear that Hamilton #AND# Bottas have "priority"
"Our priority," says Wolff, "the Mercedes driver, Valtteri and Lewis. In addition, we observe Georges Situation at Williams with great interest. Would like to exclude, I have to kill. Sebastian is a four-time world champion. So someone should not be ruled out. Who knows what will happen in the next few months?"
This is not a cliché, "but the courtesy isn't it proper to just say no, if a four-time world champion is available. You have to think about. On the other hand, we have a fantastic pairing. I'm with our drivers and with George very happy. But you never know. Perhaps one decides that he wants to stop, and then a space is suddenly free." PIXATHLON/PIXATHLON/, SID/, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.
Wolff clarifies: "We have negotiated a new contract. We have a great deal of trust. We have been working together for a very long time, and in all the years we had to read the contract never accurate and everything is exactly light on, because everything will always come together in a very natural way."
in this respect, in no hurry to pass, with Hamilton a new contract wrap up: "as soon As the race started, we will see, the contract from the bookcase, us the Timing and look at the Numbers - and then, hopefully, quite quickly to an agreement," says Wolff, his desire scenario. Motorsport Images Lewis Hamilton
but the fact is: just like Mercedes, the driver, to keep your options open. Hamilton has hit in 2019, twice with Ferrari President John Elkann and recently admitted that he has occasionally thought about a year's break. And Bottas Manager Didier Coton has been knocking at Renault, and allegedly also in the case of Red Bull in.
Wolff does not deal with such rumors specifically, but points out: "This is exactly the reason why we do not report to us in June and say: 'No Chance, Sebastian will drive for us.' First of all, I would not want to give him as gestandenem racer as a cancellation. And secondly, I've seen crazier things, which nobody expected." Raul acted as a Trainer: Schalke must stop "to be the victim of the League" PCP Raul acted as a Trainer: Schalke must stop "to be the victim of the League"
This article written was by Christian Nimmervoll, Co-author: Adam Cooper
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