Ricciardo set for Mercedes? Is Alonso calling it a day?

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo came from behind to win in China.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cruised to an easy victory in the F1 Spanish Grand Prix as he recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese and USA events.Hamilton did.

However Mercedes boss Toto Wolff seemingly shut that door last week.

Despite Wolff's interest in Ricciardo, Mercedes' first point of action is expected to be the signing of reigning champion Lewis Hamilton.

"We are not looking at drivers outside of Mercedes at the moment because, first of all, we need to give our support to our two guys, that's the priority", Wolff was quoted as saying.

The Austrian firmly believes there's a very good reason why Mercedes could request such an advantage from Pirelli - and it's not fair on other teams.

The main party behind the accusations is Red Bull, with advisor Helmut Marko speaking out. We produce energy drinks.

"It's not the first time the doctor [Marko] sees ghosts", he said. The rears looked like a volcanic landscape.

Christian Horner is hopeful the team will know by the summer break whether or not Ricciardo wants to stay with Red Bull or not. "It's bad for business if tyres explode".

In the earlier report, Wolff said that his team was only looking at drivers under contract.

"It's like if you're happy with your wife, you don't look elsewhere".

He added: "If we were to look at others, Daniel is definitely among them".

Wolff was right about one thing, both Ferrari and Red Bull suffered problems that prevented them from challenging the German marquee.

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