It is exciting to have two of Formula 1‘s biggest stars, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the same team. Last year, Verstappen won the title after a fierce battle between the two drivers. Toto Wolff , the team manager of Mercedes, has revealed that he regrets signing Verstappen when he was in his teens in 2014.
Toto Wolff, the principal of Mercedes, has admitted that he regrets not signing Max Vertappen back in 2014. He said, “Whether I regret it with today’s knowledge? Toto Wolff, the principal of the Mercedes team, has revealed that he regrets not signing Max Verstappen in 2014. He said, “Whether I regret that with the knowledge of today?
Mercedes boss, Wolff, expressed disappointment at missing out on Verstappen’s signing in 2014. He said, “At the time, we were very satisfied with Lewis, Nico Rosberg, and then Lewis, Valtteri, Bottas.” Max was also not available after this either .” Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, and their relationship were notoriously acrimonious. Wolff didn’t want the team to experience the same toxic dynamics after Rosberg retired, so he signed Valtteri.
Toto Wolff thinks that Max Verstappen chose the right brand when he went with Red Bull
Max and Lewis competed in two cars with varying performances in the years that followed, but Hamilton had the advantage in a car that was much more dominant. In 2021, Verstappen fought for the title with Hamilton until the very last lap of their last race. Fans witnessed a titanic fight between two drivers of different generations.
The Dutchman showed his talent when he overthrew Hamilton in 2021. Wolff thinks Verstappen would have been a great teammate for Hamilton at Mercedes. He said, “Would Max & Lewis in a Mercedes team have worked?” Maybe not. But I have never asked myself this question .”
Max Verstappen’s rise to the top of racing has been well documented. His journey began in 2016, when he was promoted to Red Bull following his outstanding results with Toro Rosso. Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ chief executive officer, believes Verstappen chose the right team and the right moment. Toto Wolff concluded that Verstappen made the right decision by moving to Red Bull, saying
Mercedes continues to dominate the sport despite missing out on Verstappen. From 2014 to 2020, Mercedes won seven consecutive Constructors Championships. It remains to be determined if Verstappen, Hamilton and their respective teams will ever team up to compete for championships together.