Hamilton: I feel Verstappen is on Mercedes’ shortlist

The rumours of Max Verstappen‘s doable transfer to Mercedes have already reached the German crew’s pit field. First it was Toto Wolff who spoke in regards to the Dutchman and didn’t shut the door on him. On Wednesday, each George Russell and Lewis Hamilton addressed the media with reference to the three-time champion’s doable arrival at their crew, one thing that Max himself, within the final press convention of the day, rejected outright.

“I feel Verstappen is on Mercedes‘ shortlist,” mentioned the previous champion, who added that he has no info on the topic, however that something is feasible. “My transfer has proven that something is feasible, we’re going to have a really fascinating six months,” he mentioned.

He nonetheless would not perceive why the reigning champion “would abandon a automobile that’s so good”.

Jos Verstappen’s scenario

Lewis additionally gave his view on the connection between Max Verstappen and his father: “I feel it is like strolling a nice line, nevertheless it relies on the connection you might have together with your dad and mom.”

He did not wish to discuss an excessive amount of about it, as he would not find out about their relationship, however he believes Max would not want recommendation from his father, or anybody else: “Max is a grown man and a champion. I am certain he could make his personal selections, generally it is easy that different folks do not at all times level you in the appropriate path.”

The Horner case

As he defined in Bahrain, he regrets Crimson Bull’s dealing with of the Horner case. “As an individual who loves the game, it is actually disappointing to see what is going on on in the mean time,” he mentioned. “It would not look good from the surface and it would not look good from the within both, I can inform you that, and transparency is a vital factor,” Hamilton mentioned, saying it is an important choice for F1.

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