In the Formula 1 paddock, rumors have been circulating for a long time about the possible transition of Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes. It is assumed that the German could take the place of team leader in the event of the departure of Lewis Hamilton.
Today it was announced that Vettel would leave Ferrari at the end of 2020. It is still unknown where the four-time world champion will continue his career, but Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’s contracts with Mercedes will also expire at the end of this season. The head of the German team Toto Wolf admitted that he will have to pay attention to Vettel.
“Sebastian is a great pilot, a great person and will enrich any Formula 1 team,” Wolf said in an interview with DPA. – Looking to the future, we give priority to our current pilots. But, of course, we cannot ignore the current situation. ”
Note that the former former F1 team boss and well-known insider Eddie Jordan predicted Lewis Hamilton’s transition to Ferrari.