Is Money Preventing a Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton Pairing at Mercedes F1

Published 04/14/2020, 9:42 AM EDT


Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are two by and large different drivers. Their way to deal with racing is totally extraordinary.

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the same team might be a fantasy line up for fans. Any group would be lucky to have such a line-up. Jos Verstappen surrenders it would accompany an excessive number of traps.

Max’s dad figures it wouldn’t have worked out positively if Lewis Hamilton had become the colleague of the 22-year-old driver.

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It’s an obvious fact that Toto Wolff is a devotee of the way Verstappen drives in Formula 1. In addition, the Austrian boss is old buddies with Jos and that is the reason a year ago an exchange for the Dutchman wasn’t precluded.

Last season Verstappen was connected to a transition to Mercedes, some were saying he would supplant Valtteri Bottas while others recommended he could sit down if the Brit swapped to Ferrari.

Verstappen versus Hamilton at the same team is the thing that each F1 fan wants to see.

That, however, didn’t occur with Mercedes re-signing Bottas for 2020 and Verstappen later marking a long haul agreement with Red Bull that will keep him there until 2023.

Why Max Verstappen-Hamilton Pair is tough to manage?

Max’s dad Jos recognizes there would be such a large number of traps to having both Max and Hamilton on a similar group.

Financially, it will be very difficult as well,” Jos Verstappen in conversation with GP Racing magazine.

The outside world would have loved that, but… probably it is not a good idea.”

Although, Jos affirmed that there was an exit clause in Max’s Red Bull contract. It would have permitted him to move to Mercedes or some other group.

“He has a very good feeling with the team. I think this is the most important thing.

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“Max also has the last word on [the] decision. But he feels very comfortable with Red Bull – he’s settling in very well.”

“The position Max has in the team where he is now, to create that somewhere else I think takes a couple of years”, he said.

He also says: “Max wants to show them that he can do it with Red Bull and Honda.”

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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