Lewis Hamilton has been silent for a while and a possible departure from Mercedes is still looming. Ralf Schumacher comes up with a striking replacement.
With the ever-sounding questions about Hamilton in mind, speculation continues unabated about the future of both the Briton and Mercedes. Rumors are circulating about a possible retirement of the seven-time world champion. For the time being, he seems to be waiting for results from the Abu Dhabi investigation and a conversation would take place between Toto Wolff and new FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
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Thanks to the many rumors, speculation about the position at Mercedes has started. Should Hamilton actually decide to hang up his helmet, the racing stable will have to look for a replacement who can take place next to the relatively inexperienced George Russell. Names such as Pierre Gasly, Esteban Ocon, Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne have already passed in review.
However, Ralf Schumacher has another candidate in mind: Sebastian Vettel. “If he has the chance to go to Mercedes, he will go 100 percent for sure. Then he has chances to win races again. That’s exactly what he wants: participate at the front. Anyway, Hamilton is of course not gone yet and Toto Wolff He also has a group of other talents at his disposal,” he tells Sky Sports.