F1: Verstappen still under consideration by Mercedes

“Of course we always look at the drivers who could sit in a Mercedes F1 car in the future,” Wolff said in an interview with Motorsport.com’s Italy.

“Max is definitely a fantastic star of the future but he is not the only one. I see a group of really good young drivers who are not yet in the cars with which they can win. From that point of view, it is good to see how they develop.”

Valtteri is our driver and I will always be loyal to our drivers and not speculate about the future,” Wolff explained.

“At the same time there is of course an obligation, how should I best put it, to shape the plans for the future. With this in mind, we have to go through all the options for both cars.

“With Esteban (Ocon) and George (Russell) we have two Mercedes juniors who play a certain role, and we also keep an eye on other young drivers who are developing strongly. But as of today I only care about two drivers and they are Valtteri and Lewis.”