Horner: Red Bull ‘would have to sell factory’ to sign Hamilton.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner dismisses the possibility of pairing Hamilton with Max Verstappen in his team.

Heading into the midway of the current F1 campaign, the future of Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 contract hangs in the balance.

Throughout F1 history, competitive driver pairings have followed two distinct paths: either propelling a team to greater heights in the points table or resulting in disastrous fallout due to escalating tensions.

Since 2021, Hamilton and Verstappen have been fierce adversaries, constantly vying for supremacy on the track.

Max Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, has taken a sudden slump after showing great strides in the earlier part of the campaign.

The inconsistencies in the performance of the Mexican driver have led Red Bull’s team advisor to search for a replacement for the successive campaigns.

The likes of Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc have recently been on Red Bull’s radar. However, during his media interactions, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner expressed scepticism about the potential benefits of a move that would see Lewis Hamilton join the team.

“It’s nothing that we’ve ever considered in the recent past.

“Obviously, to pay for those two drivers in itself, we would probably have to sell the factory!”

Addressing the speculations, Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner confirmed that conversations did take place between Red Bull and Hamilton regarding the prospect of joining forces.

However, Horner acknowledged that these discussions occurred further back in time, indicating that recent developments have not involved negotiations between the two parties.

“Lewis is obviously a great driver. Hopefully, he’ll be around for many years to come,” he said.

“There’s been a couple of occasions in history that we’ve had a couple of conversations about the possibility of joining Red Bull, but that’s not been anytime recently.”