Sebastian Vettel leaves Ferrari after the end of the season in Formula 1, and the opportunity to go to the rival “Mercedes” could lead to internal turmoil in the ranks of the strongest team in recent years.
The four-time world champion will be the most attractive name on the market, and the Daimler Corporation, which owns the German team, is insisting that Vettel become a teammate of Lewis Hamilton.
On the upper floors of the company they see an ideal opportunity for a German pilot to drive for a German team and the bosses insist on a tandem Vettel – Hamilton. In total, they have won 10 world titles and are the most titled pilots of the new century.
However, team leader Toto Wolf has said several times that he is pleased with the interaction between the current drivers in the face of six-time champion Hamilton and Valteri Botas.
Wolf and Hamilton want to continue working with Botas, which means that in practice they will oppose the desire of the big bosses from Daimler to see Vettel next to Lewis.
Former McLaren driver David Coulthard believes that attracting Vettel would be a mistake for Mercedes and the German star can only bring headaches to the team.
The Scot expressed the opinion that from a sports point of view this would be a plus, because it would mean more chances to win.
But his opinion is that both Seb and Lewis are strong characters who are unlikely to build harmony with each other.