Mercedes will "contemplate" Vettel for 2018 - Rosberg

Published on 13 Feb 2017 11:47

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.


Fergal Walsh


Replies (8)
GB f1fan0101 13 Feb 2017 11:560
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I hope so, I'd just feel bad for Bottas if this happened
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Agreed. Maybe they could swap them - Bottas at Ferrari...
GB f1fan0101 13 Feb 2017 18:280
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Bottas and Grosjean to Ferrari, Vettel to Merc and Raikkonen retire?
NL Patentprutser 13 Feb 2017 15:090
Posts: 182
Vettel and Hamilton together.
Seb wil get mad!
US mcbhargav 15 Feb 2017 17:400
Posts: 230
Between Seb and Wolff, its gonna be a Ham Sandwitch.
Posts: 392
Hamilton to ferrari seems a logical choice for me.
SE calle.itw 13 Feb 2017 19:210
Posts: 2590
Any team should really contemplate him, he is a good driver.
Posts: 312
Seb is leaving Ferrari when he´s achieved his childhood dream. Maybe Merc consider Vettel but i´m really sure Vettel doesn´t consider Merc as long as he´s lucky in his team.

That´s my personal point of view and i´d be really surprised if it comes in another way..

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