Will Mercedes sign Verstappen, Russell or both for F1 2022?

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    McLaren F1 boss Zak Brown caused a stir when he recently suggested Mercedes should be looking at both Max Verstappen and George Russell when putting together its F1 driver line-up for the future. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he doesn't want to discuss it, so with your help, we've done it for him. In this video Scott Mitchell explains the contractual situations behind Verstappen, Russell, and of course Mercedes' current drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
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Papa C
Papa C

Lewis isnt going no where why would he hes got loads more to give and George is the guy to push him so i see for 2022 Merc line up Sir Lewis and George.

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Albertus Aswin
Albertus Aswin

If noth, where will Hamilton go next? Scuderia Ferrari?

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ultraviolet banana
ultraviolet banana

don't think Hamilton will retire and I think he will sign another contract and Russell is technically speaking a merc driver already so I see Russell moving to merc and bottas moving to red bull and perez I don't know what he'll do

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Alec Brown
Alec Brown

Russell, as a mercedes contracted driver, and his proving his ability to drive on par with Bottas and Hamilton at Sakhir, makes him a no brainer. Especially as he went to williams to bed into the f1 grid and races. Verstappen, i dont think will go anywhere anytime soon, as redbull have by now reformed the team around Max, and redbull are in touching distance of mercedes. Its only going to take redbull a slightly bigger step forward with the car against mercedes, then Max will be right on the edge of being a world champion. And max staying with redbull benefits him and the team, on that basis he wont jump to mercedes anytime soon. If ferrarri get up and nose to nose with redbull and mercedes, then i can see him going there, but only if ferrarri step up big time. I think realistically that mercedes will simply swap Bottas with Russell for 22. The only unknown will be if Bottas decides to keep driving for drivings sake, like raikonen, or retire from the sport. If that happens and there is an empty seat at williams, then they will bring in one of the waiting mercedes youth academy drivers as they did with Russell.

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oshole
oshole

Max is unlikely to get the Mercedes seat because he just isn't a team player to fit in with their current culture.

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micktwo
micktwo

Is easy to think Mercedes is the solution for Max to Win Championship. He should understand Mercedes wasn't a winning team until Hamilton joined.

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bobcharlotte
bobcharlotte

Max aint going nowhere. Especially with the new regs next year where Mercs dominance isn't assured yet.

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significantly cleverest
significantly cleverest

The best we will see when Russel joins Merc and will win more races than Verstappen.

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significantly cleverest
significantly cleverest

If Fernando can then Hamilton can

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JimBeard
JimBeard

F1 is nothing to do with money at the top level if you’re Hamilton getting 55million year after year you’re not at Mercedes for the money that’s for sure he loves what’s he does I don’t think he’ll retire he’s still only mid 30s

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Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor

Personally I believe Hamilton and Russell would be a great pairing there both quick. I’m sure Toto would be able to keep things respectful while still benefiting both drivers

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Wylie Coyote
Wylie Coyote

Max needs to go to Mercedes.

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truce life
truce life

Why is brown anxiously pointing at Russell and max as future Mercedes drivers.? What about Lando? He’s right up there, and his attitude is right. Why not Lando?

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ikplay
ikplay

If Hamilton leaves than the reason max would want to leave redbull also dissapears. If Ham leaves then Max will go for the title with rb.

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LowDoze
LowDoze

Um, SIR....Lewis Hamilton. Put some respect on his name. Also, Hamilton/Russell FTW!!

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Pony Girl
Pony Girl

Hamilton isn’t going anywhere.

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Michiel Simons
Michiel Simons

I'd love to see Verstappen and Hamilton in the same team.

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Mick Kruger
Mick Kruger

Lewis Hamilton is. not going anywhere

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northern grower4466
northern grower4466

Watch lando norris to Mercedes!

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joe blessing
joe blessing

Hamilton is too damn good right now to retire. The guy clearly loves the sport and I'm sure all of us can agree he has the best job in the world. I see no reason to retire anytime soon.

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Julian Moreno
Julian Moreno

I would like to have george russell and pierre gasly for 2022 in mercedes, i think that they could be nice partners and the atmosphere in mercedes would not be affected

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ravindra Tech
ravindra Tech

How many of you agree with me give thumbs up

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ravindra Tech
ravindra Tech

There is no heat in the F1 as it was before you can easily predict the winner s of the race before it actually begins, as always 1 Lewis 2 verstappen 3 bottas. So no juice left in F1, Or Shuffle Lewis and verstappen Redbull=>Lewis Hamilton Mercedes=> max verstappen Then there will be a lot of gambling and

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ravindra Tech
ravindra Tech

Lewis should not be allowed in Mercedes next year,

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ravindra Tech
ravindra Tech

If verstappan moves to Mercedes then , then there will not be any entertainment as Lewis and vers keeps on winning racing, these drivers must be demoted to other franchises then there will be a lot of heat and entertainment to watch the races

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Derrick Martin
Derrick Martin

If Hamilton Walks away, I'd like to see Russell/Gasly.

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Harshith Surapureddi
Harshith Surapureddi

i think Verstappen to McLaren is more realistic than max in merc or Ferrari , but i don't think max is gonna leave redbull he has set his roots tight there , everyone knows he is the topmost priority of RB and horner . IF RB fails to perform for 2-3 years in a row then he might leave , and who knows how any of the teams might perform then , for all you know Williams could produce a race-winning car .

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Jimbo2114 James
Jimbo2114 James

Russell is the most useless driver, when it comes to team effort, he has crushed the car twice just when about to score the vital points for Williams. Infact he has no future in Mercedes. Max is trying hard to crush LHS car for past two races, but Lewis is a grown up driver not buying that nonsense. Max need patient and have calculative actions on track, being throttle happy will not guarantee a future world champion

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Midgie FC
Midgie FC

Neither

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Keith sylvan
Keith sylvan

Why is Horner so keen on what Mercedes plans are for their drivers line up.

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The Guardian
The Guardian

George Russel is terrible.

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UraStr
UraStr

you mean 8 times world champion (when talking bout 2022), and knowing Lewis he's gonna want to try to drive the new car...

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omare faruke
omare faruke

Hamilton is the king of f1

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Jose Lima Delgado
Jose Lima Delgado

lando and russel would be my favotires to replace hamilton.

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Jesse Reimer
Jesse Reimer

Bottas is a possibility for Red Bull as he is what they have been searching for, for years. Dude gets the most hate, but this season shows just have valuable he is. If George gets the seat and doesn't perform Mercedes has strong and young drivers to replace him, it's definitely his to lose.

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Molito Eto
Molito Eto

Yeah That will be nice

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Andrew Kay
Andrew Kay

Hamilton back to McLaren so he can try and get his hands on that F1 LM

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kiran sv
kiran sv

Russell ocon

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Peter Dopierala
Peter Dopierala

I feel for bottas :( modern day Barrichello

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Kozaack
Kozaack

I'd love to see Verstappen in Mercedes because I enjoyed Rosberg vs Hamilton and looking forward to seeing another season of the silver war, but I doubt that it's going to happen. I think Russel is much more likely.

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Richard 255
Richard 255

What about Nando and George partnership?

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Oliver Clegg
Oliver Clegg

I genuinely think its russel and ocon in 2022

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Amith Myshri
Amith Myshri

By seeing skill and experience Max is better choice for mercedes

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BLUEY
BLUEY

i actually dobt see russel picking a fight with max or bottas

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SaQiB Amir
SaQiB Amir

Max Will Kill It With Mercedes ♥️

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rotrohan
rotrohan

I find this video extremely unnecessary. Lewis is driving better than anyone else out there. He can probably see Vestrappen’s son in the same track one day. It’s like talking about what you going to do with your grandpa’s stuff all the time, while he’s still alive. You are nagging and it’s Annoying..

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Devon Kane
Devon Kane

That’s a hard no!!! Toto already said he’s signing Hamilton to long term contract

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Jamaican Youths
Jamaican Youths

Put Kimi in the Mercedes long side Hamilton 😊

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fry888chip
fry888chip

Russell!!!

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Robert Black
Robert Black

Maybe, but only after Lewis retires and probably Toto too.

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Isaac Bragg-Gardiner
Isaac Bragg-Gardiner

I just want gasly

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LastSunset Guitar
LastSunset Guitar

No and No

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Keverne Eason MAPP
Keverne Eason MAPP

The best team mate for Sir Lewis Hamilton would either Lando Norris or.....Mic Schumacher!...oh YES!

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Baconlips
Baconlips

Max would be a fool to leave Red Bull. The car has basically been built around him at this point, they're almost level-pegging with Merc, and now they're even making the engines which PROBABLY will mean improvement. Danny Ric, Seb, and Perez are showing us how hard it is to transition to a different car. And there's probably no two sets of cars MORE different than the Merc and the Red Bull cars. I can only see it being disastrous for Max and very damaging to his mentality if he spends an entire season underperforming, especially if Red Bull does well without him.

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JC Denton
JC Denton

didnt Max signed for Redbull up to 2023 season?

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Alain Belanger
Alain Belanger

Russell at Red Bull with Max Don't forget about Lando with Mercedes

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Jordan Whisson
Jordan Whisson

Dan3 and Russell

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Patrice Sankara
Patrice Sankara

The Knight will still be there. If Max goes to Mercedes, Sir Lewis will win the title in that Redbull.

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Darius
Darius

I mean it's new regs next year so there's no guarantee of a continuation of merc dominance to lure verstappen away from RB

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Jake M
Jake M

Mercedes only need one driver who can consistently win (Hamilton), and one driver who can consistently score 2nd place. Bottas doesn’t need to be winning races every weekend. If he could score 2nd place every time, it would be much better to sign him than anyone else. Nobody wants a Hamilton / Rosberg situation anymore with two alphas battling each other.

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Gavin Isaacs
Gavin Isaacs

Nah ! Merc is looking for someone on Hamilton’s level - not on the grid yet , but prospects, maybe !

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ballparkjebusite
ballparkjebusite

Alonso in a merc 😍

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Leonard Fugers
Leonard Fugers

Verstappen

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William Baker
William Baker

Mercedes has a car and two old drivers. Honda is leaving. I could see verstappen if they were smart

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Jasper Zwinnen
Jasper Zwinnen

They should put Mazepin in the seat

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Ty H
Ty H

Both…. Yes, both

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Anthony Marks
Anthony Marks

Merc will never offer to Vestuffituppen, he's to much of a drama Queen, and they couldn't tolerate Jos. Little maxie will never win a world title. First of all, Russell will be along side Hamilton next year. Bottas is gone. Next, LeClerc in a rejuvenated Ferrari is better than either of them. Lastly if McLaren gets their shit together soon enough Ricciardo, and then Norris will win it. Norris is the best of all the young bunch

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Racingfan787b
Racingfan787b

I think Russell will go to Mercedes but Verstappen won’t. I predict 2022 will be the first year in close to 8 years now that Mercedes won’t be the best team

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Dan 123
Dan 123

Why would Hamilton retire? He’s racing at as high a level as he ever has. He could easily race until he’s 40, possibly even after that

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Les Blàse
Les Blàse

@PlanesTrainsAutos. What!? Best you just shutup

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Alice Wigmore
Alice Wigmore

He likes his private life away from racing

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Josh Rajasekaran
Josh Rajasekaran

yea but he wants to live his life normally and stuff cause f1 takes so much time off of that

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DarkFinale
DarkFinale

@Torenu start watching proper races dipshit

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Smitz
Smitz

@Torenu what 🙈

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Driggy
Driggy

Lol if you think Mercedes is gonna get rid of the best driver of all time possibly, you’re wrong. Mercedes and Hamilton are one

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Adrian S
Adrian S

In my opinion Verstappen will remain at RB as Hamilton at Mercedes, probably Russel will replase Bothas

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Aaron Yanez
Aaron Yanez

Would love for Max to give the Mercedes the finger. Then destroy them in every race

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vanidar21
vanidar21

Why is Russell such a hot prospect? I get that he has previous ties to mercedes, but I dont see the same skill in him vs Verstappen for example. Is Russell even better than Bottas?

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Na Na
Na Na

Verstappen any day..(and I'm a LH fan)tried tested and matured.. rb did the grunt work.. now just get him and fly Love to see horner's expression 😝

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Marcus Nesbitt
Marcus Nesbitt

Feels bad for Ocon

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Vuilbaard Games
Vuilbaard Games

all you folks down here forget that Lando is way better than Russel, he shoulds get the Merc seat.

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Aaryan bhattarai
Aaryan bhattarai

Isnt it obvious? Max is staying in the red bull. Why would he leave? And as for russel, u can say he is already a merc driver. He is just waiting to be replaced with hamilton or bottas. It may not be next year but it will be soon

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Bru ce
Bru ce

Russell isn't ready yet. Hamilton isn't retiring and everyone assumes Max would want a Merc drive, I think he'd rather go to Ferrari if they were competitive with RB.

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Dorito Boi79
Dorito Boi79

I highly doubt Verstappen will get the seat Bc he’ll have to get used to a whole new chassis and car

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GenuineOwen
GenuineOwen

Gasly?

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Nspinicelli
Nspinicelli

Russell seems like an asshole. If that's true, I wouldn't want him on my team...

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Jordan Vega
Jordan Vega

I think Bottas could be the #1 Driver over Russel in the Short term should Lewis Retire. Or but I think it’ll take a season or two for Russell to really get stretch his wings and really take that #1 spot. Either way Mercedes is here to stay

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Craig Simpson
Craig Simpson

Mercedes aren't going to get Max. The Honda engine has improved so much and if he does go to Mercedes then there will be some doubt on his championship if Lewis not there as well. The car is good this year and the team is his. There ain't no better place to be then Red Bull for Max.

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Hyper Blep
Hyper Blep

Lets go Russel Albono Merc 2022

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Charlie
Charlie

Russell is cring bro

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filip ao
filip ao

Russel yes, Verstapen? Nah, red bull will add another 0 to his contract before letting him go

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dominik rebej
dominik rebej

Yeaaah maybe not so true after the race in imola for russel lol

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Sam David
Sam David

It bugs me like seriously these YouTube channel not just hear but come on you rully think Merc will want Max use all done the same with Lewis to ferrari definitely not happing and max definitely not on list if Lewis retired it be Russel or there reserve driver that's in formula E what's his name that use to drive for McLaren also . Or go junior. more hope in them partner Russel and Lando noris or keep bottas max had chance just after Nico left

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Daniel Betts
Daniel Betts

Russell is getting the seat next year. For every reason mentioned in this video. No chance Max is driving Merc right now.

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Niels Laursen
Niels Laursen

Mercedes is hopefully to clever NOT to sign the rascal MV. Hopefully Mr. Marko will get stuck with him. Wehrlein was sa big an talent as Russell - but Wehrlein didn´t manage to claim a seat by Mercedes - so why should Russell. After Russells headless overtake of Bottas in Italy, this expensive manouver might make Mr. Wolf re-calculate the situation.

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Wieringa Wouter
Wieringa Wouter

Verstappen blijft bij Red Bull

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a tmoz
a tmoz

If Max and Russell will both sign at Mercedes it's an obvious 1,2 No offense to Russell but he is so far away from Verstappen. Verstappen and Hamilton (and no leclerc or norris are not close at this moment) are so far apart from the rest of the field. If Hamilton can hardly beat Max in a Mercedes where I still think the Mercedes is better then the Red Bull and Max just gets a tiny bit more out of it. We will see how Hamilton will feel the pressure. Real pressure.... Last race didn't ended up good for Hamilton.Questions if he will go next time again this fast through the pact or if it cost him confidence.... but enough of this. I do think it will not happen next season although I mentioned the Merc is a better car then the RB I do think RB are making more improvements over Merc at the moment. So why would Max switch? He's totally good at RB.

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Stephen Dee
Stephen Dee

I think Mercedes learned how not to run a driver pairing already, so I can't see them buying Verstappen. That dude doesn't play well with others. Bringing Russel to the A game is a no-brainer. But people should also keep an eye on norris.

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Herjuno Darpito
Herjuno Darpito

Russell and mick shumacher

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Maikel Ozten
Maikel Ozten

Max would go from the highest rake car to the lowest rake car.. His driving style would have to change severly. I like Russ.. He has a good attitude no drama.. I think he can grow with a low rake Mercedes

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4 fun
4 fun

Russell and Verstappen in the Clio Cup. Solved!

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Samuel _
Samuel _

Russell is defo going to Merc but who will be his teammate in a long run? not Lewis, not Bottas and not Max surely, so maybe Gasly or Danny Ric??

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Lord Clancy Adams
Lord Clancy Adams

Something tells me that Russell is the last driver Wolff is looking to sign at the moment.

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Abishek J
Abishek J

Redbull never become fast... It's just Mercedes are slowed down.... By the FIA with the new Aero Regulations

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Abishek J
Abishek J

One last time... Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes or any team....🔥

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