Wheels24.co.za | Wolff on Lewis Hamilton possibly moving to Red Bull: ‘I’ve seen crazier things in my life’

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• Lewis Hamilton is yet to sign a new deal with Mercedes.

• Eddie Jordan believes the driver should jump ship to Red Bull.

• Christian Horner suggests that Jordan was intoxicated when he made the remarks.

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has refused to rule out the possibility of Lewis Hamilton joining Red Bull, but says he doesn’t “see why” the driver would want to leave.

Hamilton has yet to sign a new deal with Mercedes with pundits speculating that he is waiting to hear whether Daimler is intent on selling come the end of 2021.

However, according to the Daily Mail, that wait is almost over as Hamilton is “close” to signing a new £120m three-year deal with Mercedes.

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‘Jump ship’

Former team boss Eddie Jordan reckons the Brit should jump ship and head to Red Bull.

Jordan told Ziggo Sport: “I personally believe Lewis should go to Red Bull and not to Ferrari.”

While the mere suggestion of that has been rubbished by Red Bull, Mercedes motorsport boss Wolff insists one can never say it won’t ever happen. He, though, expects Hamilton will be staying on at Mercedes.

When asked about Jordan’s remarks, Wolff told grandpx.news: “Never say never. I’ve seen crazier things in my life. But I don’t see why Lewis would do that. He has a very strong personal bond with the Mercedes brand and the team that he helped to create. At the moment we are giving him the best car and we have mutual trust in each other. We still have successful times ahead of us.

“I do not believe such a move for him would be rationally understandable.”

Red Bull has already ruled out the British driver heading over to Milton Keynes.

Christian Horner when asked about Jordan’s comments said: “I wondered what Eddie had been drinking. Look, from a fan’s perspective he’s absolutely right, but I’ve not heard from Lewis recently, so I can only imagine he’s staying where he is. I think everyone wants to see Verstappen and Hamilton go head-to-head and hopefully we can give Max the tools to do that, certainly in the remaining races of this year but very much so next year and the year after.”

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko reckons it would “result in homicide.

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