Daimler group boss Ola Källenius has rejected the idea that Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel will move to Mercedes next year.
“We’re sticking with our two boys”, the Swede told TV station Sky before the season opener in Austria.
Vettel will have to leave Ferrari at the end of his contract once this season is done, and had last mentioned Mercedes as an “option” with both incumbent drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’ contracts due to expire at the end of this year.
“I can understand that this is a very exciting thought for the German fans,” Källenius said to the speculations about Vettel.
But in Hamilton and Bottas, Mercedes already have “a super pairing”. Team boss Toto Wolff had also emphasised that the continued employment of the two current regular drivers was a priority for the works team.
“..with Lewis and Valtteri we already have two leading drivers who perform at the highest level. We saw it yesterday with such a fantastic lap and the Pole Valtteri “, Källenius stressed in statements to Sky Sports Germany.
“We are holding firm with the two drivers we have now,” added Källenius.
Obviously with Bottas winning the race from pole, and Vettel’s questionable move resulting in yet another rookie like spin, further cements the unlikely move for the German to Mercedes.
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