News Details

Wolff says he advised Verstappen to sign for Red Bull

Max Verstappen Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has admitted that his team came close to signing up Formula 1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen. Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull‘s famous driver programme, after Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. 'We had several meetings with Jos and Max,' Wolff, Mercedes' motor sport chief, confirmed to Bild. 'He is certainly a great talent, but we would not and could not guarantee him a seat with us in Formula 1. 'So I advised them to accept the offer from Red Bull,' Wolff confirmed. Verstappen's signing at a very young age – before he even qualifies for a license to...
Full Story »
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Mercedes ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Mercedes ‘advised' Verstappen to sign with Red BullPosted On 21 Aug...
1y ago from ThisIsF1.com

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso race seat reports

Jos and Max Verstappen Max Verstappen's father has played down reports...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Lammers says Verstappen ready for 2015 F1 debut

Max Verstappen Former Grand Prix driver Jan Lammers believes...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel' career blowPosted On 20 Aug...
1y ago from ThisIsF1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Analysis: How Mugello proved to Vinales Yamaha was the...

Yamaha-bound rider Maverick Vinales is certain he's made the right choice...
23h ago from Motorsport.com

Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

Without doubt Andrea Iannone and the Desmosedici GP had the pace to run...

Video: Part two of ‘Valentino Rossi: The Doctor...

The second episode in the ‘Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series’...

Analysis: Why struggling Honda had to redesign its...

While Honda admits the deficiencies of its new MotoGP engine, the Japanese...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Pippa Mann crashes on Carb Day

Dale Coyne Racing driver Pippa Mann crashed at Turn 4 45 minutes into the...
21h ago from Motorsport.com

Franchitti on Chilton crash: "He doesn't know...

Chip Ganassi Racing team advisor Dario Franchitti isn't placing blame on...
2d ago from Motorsport.com

Tony Kanaan leads the way in final Indy 500 practice

Chip Ganassi driver Tony Kanaan set the pace in final practice for this...
18h ago from GrandPrixTimes.c...

INDY 500: Lazier shrugs off Carb Day frustration

Buddy Lazier is optimistic that the Lazier Burns Racing Chevy will be...
16h ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

The WRC gallery: Round 5: Portugal

Advertising Here is a selection of some of our favourite photographs,...
1d ago from WRC.com

Camilli buoyed by Portugal result

M-Sport driver reflects on fifth place finish
22h ago from WRC.com

Merzouga, Stage 5: Benavides wins as Rodrigues ends...

Honda's Kevin Benavides took win in the 2016 edition of Merzouga Rally at...
23h ago from Motorsport.com

Neuville: 'These things can happen'

Philosophical approach to Portugal exit
2d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Chelsea transfer betting: Blues odds-on to win Real...

We know that Antonio Conte will be at charge of Chelsea next season. And...
1h ago from CaughtOffside.com

5 things we learnt from England's 2-1 win over...

England weren't at their best against Australia, and they failed to...
3h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Internationals: Cech breaks record

You can follow the progress of Arsenal's stars by reading our...
3h ago from Arsenal.com

Comments

Hottest News

Qualifying Results – 2016 Monaco GP

Full qualifying results for round 6 of the 2016... Read More »
44m ago from ThisIsF1.com

Qualifying Results – 2016 Monaco GP

Monaco Grand Prix – Here are the complete... Read More »
1h ago from FormulaSpy.com

Vettel heads busy Monaco final practice

  Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari came out on... Read More »
3h ago from F1Hub.net

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.