In Bahrain, Toto Wolffchief Mercedesassured that “a first assessment will be carried out after Melbourne” on the drivers “that we will follow for the next two or three races”.

“The pilot market is currently incredibly interesting, because in 2025 there will be really strong people available“, he stressed.

We want to trust experience and maybe try something new? Or do we want to rely on youth and therefore take the risk of raising a rookie and considering him from a medium and long-term performance perspective?” he added.

Well, after the third of the 24 events on the Formula 1 calendar, the Austrian spoke to ‘Fox Sports Australia’ about the time frame the team has to announce the replacement of Lewis Hamilton in anticipation of the 2025 season.

At the moment at Mercedes, although Red Bull is also monitoring the market, they are in no hurry, so everything is betting that the decision will last until the summer: “This will not happen in the coming weeks or I want to continue to monitor the market.

His options, as Wolff himself pointed out, go through the “favorite” VerstappenCarlos Sainz, a “mature man in his best years” (Fernando Alonso) or a “young man” (Andrea Kimi Antonelli, current F2 driver).

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