Post by Mark Jackson Post by Sir Tim Post by Dan the Man Post by Sir Tim
I wouldn't have blamed Merc if they had extended his stay for two
more years, but yeah, he at least deserves this much.
Both Ricciardo and Verstappen become available in 2018 don't they?
According to what I've read Verstappen is contracted through 2019, with
however a get-out clause if Red Bull's performance doesn't meet some
threshold in 2018.
And Hamilton is only contracted through 2018. Should he be lured away
(to, say, Ferrari) I suspect Mercedes would like to have maximum
flexibility in pursuing drivers for 2019.
I agree, although I can't see Hamilton being lured away. Ferrari are the
only team likely to interest him and he probably wouldn't be too keen on
joining as team mate to Vettel, who is already well settled at Ferrari, is
contracted to the end of 2020 and would by then have done four years with
On the other hand it is always possible that Lewis might be attracted by
the challenge of trying to beat his great rival in matched cars. And of
course every driver wants to drive for Ferrari some time in his career.