Lewis Hamilton told to join Max Verstappen at Red Bull

Tom Coronel has urged Lewis Hamilton to join Red Bull if the seven-time world champion wants to be competitive again.

Dutch motorsport driver Tom Coronel has called on Lewis Hamilton to dump Mercedes and join Red Bull, pitting the Brit against rival Max Verstappen in equal machinery.

Hamilton and Verstappen have become well known for their on track battles, with the duo delivering a gripping season in 2021 that went down to the wire.

Unfortunately for Hamilton, his team has found itself far behind Red Bull in the new era of regulations, struggling for pace and performance on the circuit.

The Brit has dropped from being a title contender to P4 in the Drivers’ Standings, leaving Hamilton frustratingly unable to challenge for a record-breaking eighth world title.

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Coronel wants to get back to a title fight between the two drivers, with Hamilton and Verstappen partnering up on the same team to see, once and for all, who is the number one driver.

“I’m still curious about the duo Max [Verstappen] and [Lewis] Hamilton,” Coronel told the RacingNews365 podcast.

“I would just like to see them in the same car.

“Yes, really! And I know there are several [others], because I want the truth to come out [about who is the fastest]. 

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“I’m telling you, if that’s going to happen, Red Bull, Max and Hamilton… let them play outside!

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“I’m just curious to see what’s going to happen. Then the truth will finally come out because it’s still the question: who is the best of all time?”

Despite Coronel’s wishes, Hamilton is unlikely to move to Red Bull, as the team is dominant this season, with the successful pairing of Verstappen and Perez taking every victory of the season and four 1-2 finishes.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has also ruled out signing Hamilton this year, believing the seven-time world champion will remain at Mercedes despite the ongoing contract negotiations.