Formula 1: Max Verstappen Shuts Down Mercedes Speculations Once and For All with Red Bull Loyalty
Max Verstappen and Toto Wolff
Over the past few months, there were speculations rising over the possibility of Max Verstappen securing a Mercedes seat when the Silver Arrows would want to look elsewhere from Lewis Hamilton. But now, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has put to rest any suggestion of a move to Mercedes in the near future, after being left with a bitter taste in his mouth after the British Grand Prix weekend.
The fire is still smouldering after the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen, which ruffled more than just a few feathers in the paddock, with both sides embroiled in a war of words in the aftermath of the weekend. The accident was only the start, with Red Bull bosses left fuming at Hamilton and team principal Christian Horner passionately backing his driver in the incident.
Max Verstappen Shows Red Bull Allegiance; Confirms No Move to Mercedes
“I was very disappointed because of what happened in Silverstone,” Verstappen admitted, speaking to Scott Mitchell at The Race. “But what happened afterwards really shows that we are just one big family with the support I had from everyone within Red Bull.”
There had been some speculation that Verstappen would switch teams if Red Bull were unable to give him a championship-winning car.
McLaren Formula One CEO Zak Brown predicted that Max Verstappen and George Russell would form an all-new line-up at Mercedes in 2022, replacing Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
“It seems to me that that would be the logical choice for Mercedes,” Brown said.