Daimler CEO would like to continue with current Mercedes driver duo

06-07-2020 15:20 | Updated: 06-07-2020 15:36
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Daimler CEO would like to continue with current Mercedes driver duo

Mercedes has still not confirmed its drivers for 2021. Despite the fact that Sebastian Vettel is not yet contracted next year, the German team seems to opt for the current lineup of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Daimler wants to keep its current duo

Daimler CEO Ola Källenius has announced that Mercedes is betting on a longer stay of the two drivers who are now driving with the team. For a long time Vettel seemed a formidable candidate for a spot at the Silver Arrows because of his German nationality and the fact that he is not yet under contract anywhere.

Small opening for Vettel?

Källenius spoke to Sky Deutschland that he likes to keep Hamilton and Bottas. Should one of the two drivers 'no longer feel like it', then the door is still open for Vettel.

Wolff also spoke to Sky earlier and said: "I assume we'll continue with Lewis and Valtteri". Because of this the chance of a seat of Mercedes protégé George Russell with the team seems to have been lost.

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