World champion Nico Rosberg thinks that his former team Mercedes will make a move for current Ferrari driver and four time word champion Sebastian Vettel for the 2018 season.
Vettel, who's contract runs out at the Italian outfit at end of 2017, failed to make a move to the Silver Arrows for the upcoming season when Nico Rosberg retired, perhaps due to his commitment and determination to Ferrari or maybe due to the tightness of his contract.
With Mercedes dominating the last three years of Formula 1, the seat is certainly an attractive option and Rosberg thinks that no matter how well new driver Valtteri Bottas performs in 2017, Vettel will be considered.
"I understand that the 'Bottas solution' made sense for Mercedes," Rosberg told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. "But Vettel's contract at Ferrari ends this year, so he'd be a sensible option for Mercedes and one I'm sure they'll contemplate."
The mouths of motorsport fans water at the thought of a Hamilton/Vettel pairing, and even more so at a reunion between the Brit and McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, who was also rumored to be in contention for the Mercedes set when Rosberg retired after winning his 2016 championship.