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Toto Wolff avoids commenting on Mercedes' interest in Max Verstappen

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has steered clear of commenting on potential moves for Max Verstappen, choosing instead to focus on their current strategies and future plans.

Following rumours of a meeting with Verstappen after the Miami Grand Prix, Wolff denied any such encounter and emphasised that Mercedes is currently in "observation mode" with regards to another Formula 1 driver, without disclosing further details.

Verstappen remains under contract with Red Bull until 2028, affirming his commitment to the team for now despite reported interest and a substantial offer from Mercedes. 

"There's always plenty of meetings. I can't really say about the second driver [at Mercedes]. I think we've talked about the possibilities," said Wolff.

"I want to be fair to these guys [Red Bull] and not make it look like we are playing chess with humans, because we are not doing that."

However, the dynamics could shift in 2025 when Lewis Hamilton departs Mercedes, prompting the team to search for a suitable replacement.

Meanwhile, Red Bull is poised for significant changes internally following the departure of Adrian Newey, adding intrigue to the driver market landscape.

While speculation continues to swirl around potential driver moves, Wolff maintains a cautious approach, acknowledging the need for Mercedes to navigate their pursuit of the three-time world champion with careful consideration and strategic planning.

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