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Carlos Sainz or Max Verstappen at Mercedes F1 in 2025

Carlos Sainz or Max Verstappen at Mercedes F1 in 2025?

15/04/2024

With Lewis Hamilton’s departure looming, Mercedes F1 faces speculation over his replacement. Toto Wolff hints at Max Verstappen, but rumors also swirl around Carlos Sainz’s potential move.

If we go by the words of Toto Wolff, the team director, Max Verstappen clearly has the priority, if he wishes to leave Red Bull amid internal tensions in the team.

The Austrian even stated that he would wait as long as necessary to make a decision.

However, in Italy, it is claimed that Carlos Sainz will indeed be at Mercedes next year with a one-year contract with an option for 2026, or a two-year contract with an option for 2027, according to sources (Gazzetta dello Sport or Corriere dello Sport).

These speculations should be taken with a pinch of salt as Mercedes F1 continues to woo the Verstappen clan. This information was confirmed by the official F1 website today.

“The only option for Max, if he wishes to leave Red Bull, is now to go to Mercedes, isn’t it? Fernando Alonso is at Aston Martin F1 for several years. Max will stay at Red Bull or go to Mercedes.”

“In Japan, several people told us that Toto Wolff is pursuing the Max option very aggressively. Toto needs a big signing because the last three years have not gone well for the team.”

“It would be a real statement of intent for the team if they got Max. We were even told that he had told Max ‘bring Helmut Marko with you, if that’s what it takes…’ But will that happen? Will he sacrifice winning another world championship in 2025 with Red Bull?”

The information remains pure speculation at this stage. In Germany, it is already claimed that the speculations released by the Italian media are false and “just sent by some managers to try to shake up a transfer market that remains too static.”

After the rather factual information of recent weeks, the crazy season of transfers arrives, with rumors to be taken with all the pinch of salt you can find!

Carlos Sainz or Max Verstappen at Mercedes F1 in 2025

Carlos Sainz or Max Verstappen at Mercedes F1 in 2025?. Carlos Sainz or Max Verstappen at Mercedes F1 in 2025?

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