Hamilton Discusses Early Season Contact with Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton has denied claims made by Christian Horner that he had approached Red Bull Racing about a possible switch, stating that neither he nor anyone from his team had been in contact with Horner for years.

Highlights

‣ Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing’s team principal, claimed that Lewis Hamilton had shown interest in joining Red Bull earlier in 2023.
‣ Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, denied these claims, stating that neither he nor anyone from his team had contacted Red Bull.
‣ Horner maintained that there had been some conversations about Hamilton joining Red Bull in recent years, with the last contact being earlier in the year.
‣ Horner also stated that he did not foresee a driver duo of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton due to the financial implications and potential dynamics between the two.


Thursday morning brought some shocking news. Christian Horner, the Red Bull Racing team principal, made a bold claim. He stated that Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, had reached out to Red Bull Racing earlier in 2023. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, it hints at a potential switch, Horner suggested. Hamilton, however, has now given his own take on these reports.

Hamilton, a 38-year-old Brit, has outright denied the story. He claims that no one from his team has made any contact with Red Bull. This revelation came during a chat with F1 presenter Will Buxton. Hamilton emphasized that he hasn’t had any conversation with Horner in recent years.

Will Buxton took to Twitter to share Hamilton’s response. He tweeted about Horner’s claim that Hamilton had approached him about a move to Red Bull Racing. Hamilton denied this, stating that neither he nor anyone from his team had done so. He also mentioned that it’s been years since he last had a proper chat with the Red Bull boss.

Despite Hamilton’s denial, Horner insists there was contact. He dropped this hint during an interview with The Daily Mail. “We’ve had some conversations about Lewis [Hamilton] in recent years. They’ve reached out a few times. The last time was earlier this year,” Horner claimed. When asked if there was interest, the Austrians were clear. Sergio Pérez has a contract for 2024.

Horner, the Red Bull team boss, doesn’t see a Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton driver duo happening. The financial implications are one thing. But even more crucial is the dynamic between the two drivers.

In summary, Horner has made claims about Hamilton considering a switch. He says they’ve been in contact this year. But Hamilton denies it all. The saga continues.

Albert Ramirez
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