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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton denies approaching Red Bull, “it’s completely false”

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in duo at Red Bull? A fantasy for all F1 fans for several years, which could have come true according to Christian Horner, the boss of the red bull team. In an interview given to Daily Mailthe British sporting director revealed that the Mercedes driver himself had tried to join Red Bull.

“We’ve had several conversations over the years about Lewis’ arrival. They contacted us several times. More recently, earlier in the year, an investigation was carried out to find out if there would be any interest (in signing him),” said Christian Horner while explaining that the association between the two pilots was not wouldn’t do. “I don’t see Max and Lewis working together. The dynamic would not be good,” he added.

“It was Christian Horner who contacted me”

A media release which did not please Lewis Hamilton, who was quick to deny it. “It’s completely false,” he replied on Canal +. I haven’t spoken with Christian in a long, long time. And as far as I know, no one from my team has spoken with Red Bull. » The record holder for the number of victories in F1 with 103 successes even reversed the roles.

“On the other hand, they contacted me. Christian contacted me earlier this year. But it was on my old phone number, so I didn’t see it until much later in the season, Hamilton said. I just told him: sorry, I don’t use this phone anymore, and congratulated him on all the work done. »

During his thirteen years at Mercedes, the British driver was much more often associated with Ferrari than with Red Bull. On this subject too, Christian Horner allowed himself a few words, talking about negotiations between Hamilton and the Italian team this year. “He also met John Elkann (Ferrari president) and I think there were serious discussions. It was around the Monaco Grand Prix. There have certainly been conversations, perhaps also with Vasseur,” said Horner, still for the Daily Mail.

Lewis Hamilton has never hidden his childhood dreams of driving a Ferrari. Questioned in the Gazzetta dello Sport this week, Totto Wolff’s protégé responded bluntly about the possibility of one day driving the famous red car. “Every driver wants, at some point in their career, to drive the Rossa at least once,” he repeated. “It happens in some cases, and in others it doesn’t. I’m here to win races, I’ve done that a lot with Mercedes and I’m grateful for that, that translates into loyalty and the thirteen years I’m going to do with them. No one in F1 has ever stayed in the same team for so long. »

Proof of this is that Lewis Hamilton has returned for two more years with the Silver Arrow and should be on the Mercedes grid at least until the end of the 2025 season. He still hopes to annoy Max Verstappen… And Christian Horner.

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