“What I decide for 2020 will be first discussed with Valtteri and Lewis and once that decision is taken it will be taken into account and we can plan for 2020,” he added.
Hamilton is contracted to remain with the team until the end of the 2020 F1 season. Bottas’s current deal expires at the end of this year.
Max Verstappen has dismissed reports Wolff has been in regular contact with him about a possible drive in the future. Wolff also said there have been no serious discussions between him, the driver or his father, former F1 racer Jos Verstappen.
“I haven’t got Max’s number and I never have him on the phone,” said Wolff in response to a question from RaceFans.
“As Max said rightly I’ve known Jos since a long time, I consider him as a friend and we talk about babies and go-karting and when do we put our baby kids in a go-kart. And which team are we going to set up. There is no talking about Max, nor his contract.
“I think for the right reasons Max is very committed to the Red Bull-Honda situation and rightly so. We are committed to our drivers. We are not planning to engage in any sort of discussions nor does Jos and Max. So I don’t know where that came from.”
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2020 F1 season
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- F1 revenues fell by $877 million in Covid-struck 2020 season
- Hamilton and Mercedes finally announce new deal for 2021 season
- F1 audience figures “strong” in 2020 despite dip in television viewers
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