Earlier this week, it was reported that Lewis Hamilton had agreed a £120 million contract “in principle” with the Mercedes F1 team which would see him stay with the Brackley-based outfit for another three years.
However, it’s yet to be confirmed that Hamilton will be staying with Mercedes beyond the end of 2020 – and ex-F1 team owner Eddie Jordan recently urged the six-time World Champion to leave the team he has enjoyed so much success with and join Red Bull Racing.
When asked about the prospect of Lewis Hamilton joining Red Bull, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said “never say never”, though he believes such a move would be irrational from the Brit’s perspective.
“Never say never. I’ve seen crazier things in my life,” Wolff said.
“But I don’t see why Lewis would do that. He has a very strong personal bond with the Mercedes brand and the team that he helped to create.
“At the moment we are giving him the best car and we have mutual trust in each other. We still have successful times ahead of us.
“I do not believe such a move for him would be rationally understandable,” Wolff concluded.
At this point, there’s no indication that Hamilton is even considering a move to Red Bull.
He has insisted that the delay in agreeing and signing an extension with Mercedes is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the congested 2020 Formula One calendar.
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