Verstappen wonders why Hamilton would want Red Bull move


Max Verstappen was puzzled as to why Lewis Hamilton would want to move from his conquering Mercedes team to Red Bull, as former Formula 1 team owner Eddie Jordan suggested.The outspoken Jordan urged Hamilton and Mercedes team manager Toto Wolff to quit the Silver Arrows, arguing the six-time F1 champion should face the sport’s best young driver.

In what could be considered his best F1 season to date, nine-time Grand Prix winner Verstappen has claimed a podium spot in each of the six races he has completed.

The Dutch driver, however, is unable to understand why Hamilton – who has yet to sign a new deal with Mercedes for next year – would want to leave.

“Why would he [Hamilton] do that? “Said Verstappen ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

“He also wants to win the championship, I want to win the championship, you are, of course, trying to be on the right team.

“Right now he’s on the right team to win the championship, but let’s see what happens. ”

Hamilton could tie Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 Grand Prix wins this weekend with a victory at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday.

While acknowledging Hamilton’s potential to tie the seven-time champion as “pretty impressive”, he is not concerned about such a feat during the 35-year-old’s run.

“I don’t really think about it. I’m just looking at myself, ”Verstappen insisted.

“I try to win races, I try to win championships. I’m not really too concerned about who is driving the championship and the number of wins or championships.

“It’s nothing I can control. The only thing I can control is myself and I try to work with the team to be more competitive so that they stop winning. ”

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