Gwen Lagrue

Revealed: How Max Verstappen almost moved to Mercedes

It’s been revealed by Mercedes driver development advisor Gwen Lagrue that Max Verstappen almost signed for the Silver Arrows, before he was promoted to Toro Rosso in 2015. Verstappen famously made the jump from Formula 3 to F1 in 2015 at just 17 years old, with him having already been seen at the time as


Mercedes chief reveals they’ve picked Lewis Hamilton’s replacement amid Ferrari offer

With Lewis Hamilton’s future continuing to dominate the headlines, Mercedes’ driver development programme chief Gwen Lagrue has revealed that the Silver Arrows already have someone lined-up to succeed the 38-year-old, when he does eventually leave the team. Whilst Hamilton is expected to sign a multi-year contract extension for 2024 and 2025, the seven-time World Champion

George Russell testing a Mercedes Formula 1 car in 2022.v1

Russell reveals how BMW contract almost cost him Mercedes opportunity

George Russell has revealed that his move to Mercedes this year may never have happened were it not for a phone call convincing him not to join Volkswagen in the DTM series. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff had offered the Briton a sponsorship deal to compete in Formula 3 in 2015, but the 23-year-old decided