Red Bull Racing team boss, Christian Horner, has dismissed rumours of Lewis Hamilton joining the team, stating that there was never a seat available and that they are happy with their current drivers.
‣ Lewis Hamilton and his alleged contact with Red Bull Racing remain a topic of conversation.
‣ Christian Horner, Red Bull team boss, hinted that the contact was initiated by Lewis Hamilton’s father, Anthony Hamilton.
‣ Horner clarified that there were no serious discussions with Lewis as there was never a seat available in the team.
‣ Horner confirmed that Hamilton is not an option for Red Bull and that they are happy with their current drivers.
This weekend, a hot topic of conversation is Lewis Hamilton and the rumored contact with Red Bull Racing. The question on everyone’s lips is – who initiated this contact? Christian Horner, after the first free practice session in Abu Dhabi, dropped a hint. It seems the initiator might be Lewis Hamilton’s father, Anthony Hamilton.
Horner expressed his surprise at the traction this rumor has gained. He said, “It’s entirely normal for drivers’ representatives, drivers’ parents to have different conversations during the course of a year.”
When asked if it was Hamilton’s dad who made the inquiry, Horner responded with a bit of ambiguity. “Look we haven’t had any serious discussion with Lewis. There was never a seat available. I’ve known Anthony Hamilton for many years. He’s a good guy, a proud racing father. And inevitably, when drivers go through tough spots, questions will be asked up and down the paddock. But there was never any engagement. And I don’t know who represents who or what. But with the same surname, you would think they were reasonably close.”
No Hamilton at Red Bull
Hamilton doesn’t seem to be an option for Red Bull, according to Horner. “We’re very happy with the drivers that we’ve got,” he stated to Sky Sports. “But of course, you can understand. Lewis hasn’t won a race for almost two years. You can understand the questions being asked. It’s entirely logical and normal for those type of things to happen. There is no seat available, so it’s really a non-story.”
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