A seven-time world champion in System 1 sought to take Checo Perez’s Purple Bull seat away from him.
In fact we’re speaking about Lewis Hamilton, who just lately signed a brand new contract at Mercedes, however who, it’s now identified, was eager to turn out to be Max Verstappen’s teammate.
Though this may occasionally come throughout as only a easy rumor, the revelation comes from Christian Horner himself, Verstappen and Sergio Perez’s boss at Purple Bull Racing.
The top of the Milton Keynes outfit assured that the previous F1 champion and his entourage approached him at first of the season to see if there was any probability of him becoming a member of the group.
In an interview revealed by the ‘Each day Mail’, Horner expressed how Hamilton was open to changing into Max Verstappen’s teammate, doubtless attributable to the truth that Mercedes have been unable to compete with Purple Bull for the title over the previous two seasons.
Hamilton – Verstappen – Dream Workforce? Horner prefers Checo Perez
The fact is that simply imagining the 2 massive names as teammates at Purple Bull can be a delight for a lot of F1 followers, however Horner believes in any other case.
“We have had a number of conversations over time about Lewis Hamilton becoming a member of. They’ve reached out a couple of occasions. Most just lately, earlier within the 12 months, there was an inquiry about whether or not there can be any curiosity.”
“However I can not see Max and Lewis figuring out collectively. The dynamic would not be proper. We’re 100 per cent proud of what we’ve.”
With a contract of just about 60 million euros a season, Hamilton renewed his cope with Mercedes till 2025. Nonetheless, Horner’s feedback make it clear that he and Purple Bull are blissful to proceed with the pairing of Verstappen and Checo Perez.