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Hamilton Red Bull 'ENQUIRY' revealed amid Mercedes contract drama

Hamilton Red Bull 'ENQUIRY' revealed amid Mercedes contract drama

Hamilton Red Bull 'ENQUIRY' revealed amid Mercedes contract drama

Hamilton Red Bull 'ENQUIRY' revealed amid Mercedes contract drama

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said that a representative of Lewis Hamilton approached Red Bull regarding a potential partnership with Max Verstappen earlier this year - before the Brit inked his mega-money deal to stay at Mercedes.

Horner's comments come after Hamilton admitted to holding discussions about a potential switch to Ferrari in October.

However, the seven-time world champion noted that these were nothing more than 'irrelevant conversations' he engaged in before pledging his long-term future to the Silver Arrows.

Representatives of Lewis Hamilton are alleged to have contacted Red Bull about a potential switch to partner Max Verstappen
Christian Horner has said discussions took place regarding a Hamilton move to Red Bull
Lewis Hamilton signed a deal to stay at Mercedes with George Russell until 2025 in August

Horner: Hamilton team reached out a few times

Now, it's alleged that there could have also been an astonishing move to Red Bull in the pipeline, which would have seen Hamilton team up with his on-track nemesis in three-time world champion Verstappen.

"We have had several conversations over the years about Lewis joining," Horner revealed to the Daily Mail.

"They have reached out a few times. Most recently, earlier in the year, there was an inquiry about whether there would be any interest.

"He met John Elkann (Ferrari chairman), too. I think there were serious talks.

Lewis Hamilton admitted to having had conversations with Ferrari about a move there in October

"It was around Monaco (in May). There were definitely conversations, perhaps with Vasseur, too. But certainly with Elkann.

"But I can't see Max and Lewis working out together. The dynamic wouldn't be right. We are 100 per cent happy with what we have."

After lengthy discussions and a fervent rumour mill, Hamilton signed a deal alongside George Russell which will see the pair stay as Mercedes' driver pairing until 2025.

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