Mercedes has reportedly offered Max Verstappen a $150 million a year deal to replace Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes has immense interest in bring on board Max verstappen from 2025 onwards.

Mercedes has reportedly offered Max Verstappen a $150 million a year deal to replace Lewis Hamilton

Max Verstappen, Toto Wolff (In circle) and Lewis Hamilton (Via IMAGO)

The Red Bull civil war has led to a lot rumors regarding the team’s current internal state and its future in the sport. Recently, there were rumors claiming that Aero-genius Adrian Newey has decided to leave the Milton-Keyens-based team. This move will lead to a massive domino effect on Formula 1 and Red Bull itself.

After Lewis Hamilton announced his shock departure to Ferrari in 2025, Mercedes has been constantly on the hunt to find a suitable candidate to replace him. There were plenty of rumors about a possible return from Sebastian Vettel or the young sensation, Kimi Antonelli being promoted. But throughout the last few months, Toto Wolff has shared his admiration for Max Verstappen multiple times and how he would love to have the Dutchman in 2025.

Moreover, following the Newey exit rumors, The Germans at F1 Insider have revealed that Max Verstappen and his family will start negotiating a contract with Mercedes from the Miami Grand Prix onwards. The Verstappen clan will attend a secret meeting with Toto Wolff, Ola Kallenius – president of the Mercedes board of directors, and Sir Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos, each owning a 33% stake in the Mercedes team.

According to the insiders, Mercedes has offered the three-time World Champion a massive contract worth 150 Million dollars. Moreover, they are also willing to make the Dutchman an ambassador for their team after his time in F1 comes to an end.

Additionally, to entice Verstappen even more, the Silver Arrows are also willing to hire Red Bull team adviser, Helmut Marko because of their close relationship. The offer will make Max Verstappen basically match Lewis Hamilton’s contract at Ferrari and this will surely be pretty enticing. Only time will tell how the negotiations go and if fans can see the dominant Dutchman in the Mercedes black and silver from 2025 onwards.

Max Verstappen takes a dig at Britons in F1 due to their winless streak

Ever since the mid-way point of the 2022 F1 season, Max Verstappen has been the most dominant force in F1. The 26-year-old has barely let other drivers win races and is usually always at the top step of the podium.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the US GP
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the US GP (Credits: Mirror)

This has led to a lot of teams and drivers staying winless for a long while. Recently, while playing EA FC with friends online, Verstappen heard the British national anthem. He followed this by taking a quick dig at the British drivers in F1.

Haven’t heard that one in a while!

Max Verstappen while playing EA FC with friends

There are currently three British drivers in F1, Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, and Lando Norris. Russell is the most recent winner as he won the 2022 Brazillian GP. Hamilton, on the other hand, has yet to win since 2021. Verstappen’s flawless seasons are the major reason why these drivers haven’t obtained a victory in a long while, but they will definitely want to bounce back after this sly remark from the 26-year-old.

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