Lewis Hamilton ‘will never allow’ Max Verstappen move to Mercedes despite Red Bull clause
October 4 2020 , 11:18 am
Max Verstappen moving to Mercedes rumours are swirling with Red Bull looking for a new engine supplier following the announcement Honda will exit the sport.
Max Verstappen has been linked to Mercedes in recent days since Honda announced they would be leaving Formula One. The engine manufacturer supplies power units to Verstappen’s current team Red Bull at the moment.
But with the Japanese engine provider leaving the sport it leaves Verstappen with lots of questions to answer.
The Dutch driver is known to have a clause in his Red Bull contract which does allow him to leave although the specifics have not been made public.
Most F1 fans would love to see Verstappen team with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
“Red Bull is a top team and as long as Hamilton keeps driving at Mercedes, I don’t see that happening for Verstappen”, Albers told De Telegraaf.
“Not because Max doesn’t want to, because he doesn’t care, he knows his speed is great, but Lewis Hamilton will never allow it.”
Albers has advised Verstappen to stay put at Red Bull for now with them being the only competitors to Mercedes.
“I think Max is in the best situation at the moment with Red Bull,” he added.
“It’s just a top team, Mercedes are the only team that are even stronger.”