Lewis Hamilton ‘made Max Verstappen demand’ to Red Bull as Helmut Marko makes new claim | F1 | Sport

“There were never any considerations about letting Hamilton drive alongside Verstappen. Firstly, we are well positioned with our driver squad including Sergio Perez,” he said.

“Second, these two alphas wouldn’t work on a team. And thirdly, the most important point: Red Bull cannot afford the two most expensive Formula 1 drivers together. But I can understand that a driver like Hamilton wants to drive in a team that promises the greatest success.”

Hamilton signed a new two-year deal with Mercedes back in August along with George Russell to guarantee the British duo will stay with the team until at least 2025, with new engine regulations set to be implemented the following year.

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