Toto Wolff, the head of the Mercedes F1 team, revealed in 2023 that Pierre Guthrie and anyone else had no seats available.
With Sergio Perez extending his contract with Red Bull Racing until the end of 2024, attention is focused on Pierre Guthrie’s future plans. Guthrie will remain in Scuderia AlphaTauri as he has a contract with Red Bull’s F1 program until the end of 2023, but now that the Red Bull Racing door is completely closed, there is confusion about the possibility of transferring the team. There is.
Helmut Marko has several times claimed that Pierre Guthrie was a Red Bull driver until the end of 2023 over the last two seasons, and there is no reason he wants to change that.
Asked if Mercedes F1 has a potential spot for Pierre Guthrie or for other drivers who want to step up the grid, Toto Wolff said, “The door isn’t open for us.” Said.
“We have one strength. It’s two guys. It’s just distracting to see the driver market and what’s happening there.”
For the driver market in 2024, the Mercedes F1 has the potential to vacate seats. Lewis Hamilton’s current contract expires at the end of the 2023 season.
But Lewis Hamilton has already shattered his suggestion that next year may be his last on the F1 grid and says he’s still enjoying the race.
Meanwhile, Toto Wolff told the Baku media that it was “too early” to start talking about 2024.
“Are we starting to talk about the 2024 contract? In June 2022?” Said Toto Wolff.
“No. We are in a happy place with Lewis.”
“There is no doubt that we will start this season and the next season in a good place, but it’s too early to discuss 2024.”
“But that said, you can’t hope for better driver pairing.”
Red Bull has Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, and Ferrari has Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., both of whom are preparing for 2024.
Currently, Mercedes F1 is the highest-ranking team that could be vacant, and McLaren could be vacant at the end of Daniel Ricciardo’s three-year contract. But if Ricardo rediscovers his form, they have the option to renew their contract in 2024.