Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel would make it work at Mercedes claims technical director of the German team James Alisson.
Ever since Sebastian Vettel announced his departure from Ferrari which will be enacted after this season, he has been heavily linked with Mercedes.
Many claim that a team like Mercedes only can match the demands and calibre of Vettel and amidst the current economic situation of the teams, a mid-tier team can’t afford his wages.
The rumours were further fuelled after Toto Wolff claimed that Vettel is a lucrative option as Mercedes’ driver and would be considered provided anyone of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas leave.
Hamilton is probably set to remain for a couple of seasons more before he retires whereas Bottas has been rumoured to leave for a while, considering the situation Mercedes technical director James Allison shared his thoughts.
Allison believes Vettel and Hamilton are experienced and mature enough to make such a pairing work for the team. Speaking to the F1 Nation podcast, Allison said
“The most obvious thing to say is that we have very fine drivers in our lineup today. We also have options around us with access to other fine drivers, so it’s not very easy to imagine the stars aligning in such a way as to ever make your question hypothetical”
“But I imagine if that were to happen then both men would figure out a way to make it work,” said James. “Clearly Lewis is a phenomenal driver and Sebastian has got a fair few achievements under his belt”
However, Mercedes is also looking forward to bring in George Russel into the setup pretty soon, whereas Esteban Ocon is also a brilliant prospect which seems to have potential with Mercedes.
Thus, the decision is upon Mercedes and Vettel only have little chances in making into Mercedes next season.