F1: The clause that brings Verstappen closer to a transfer to Mercedes

While Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari from next season, Max Verstappen could replace him at Mercedes. This is the rumor that is growing at the moment in the paddock and seeing the three-time reigning world champion leave Red Bull would be a possibility, since he would have a clause in his contract allowing him to leave the Austrian team.

And yes Max Verstappen replaced Lewis Hamilton chez Mercedes ? The seven-time world champion took everyone by surprise by formalizing his departure at the end of the season, to take charge of Ferrari. If it may seem improbable, seeing the Dutchman leave Red Bull and succeeding him at the German team would not be that fanciful. Especially since his father, Jos Verstappenrecently criticized the decision to let Christian Horner in office.

Verstappen has a release clause

Max Verstappen is linked to Red Bull until 2028, but according to information from Daily Mail, he would have a release clause in his contract. Indeed, the future of the three-time reigning world champion would be linked to that ofHelmut Markohistorical advisor to Red Bull. If he were to leave, then Max Verstappen would also have the possibility of leaving the Austrian team. The two men are close and the Dutchman had fought so thatHelmut Marko stay when Red Bull wanted to part with it, which would be responsible for Christian Horner.

“Horner stays, Helmut Marko and Adrian Newey resign and Max goes to Mercedes”

See Max Verstappen chez Mercedes would in any case be the trend according to the former pilot Gerhard Berger : « For now: Horner stays, Helmut Marko and Adrian Newey resign and Max goes to Mercedes. » This is Wolff would in any case not be against the idea of ​​recovering the triple world champion. “ I have known Jos for 25 years – with ups and downs – and I have just congratulated him on his son’s achievements. Max is driving in his own galaxy. Everything is possible after that… I think the driver will always choose the fastest car, that’s basically what it’s about. At the moment Red Bull is the fastest car, so that will, in my opinion, always be the priority », Recently declared the boss of Mercedes.

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