No room for Hamilton in Red Bull: Horner

Horner has made it clear that there is no space for the British driver in the Red Bull team.

Christian Horner clearly indicated that there is no opening waiting for Lewis Hamilton at Red Bull if he decides to withdraw from Mercedes.


Last season, Hamilton's career suffered a great deal as he had been hoping to return to title-winning ways but however, but Mercedes is not even close to the top as yet, with Hamilton finishing fifth in the first two races in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. 

The contract between Hamilton and Mercedes is set to expire sometime at the end of the current season. Cracks are appearing in the relationship between Hamilton and the team, as Hamilton claims that the technical team did not heed his advice concerning the development of the 2023 car. Red Bull is the reigning Constructors’ Champions, and they seem to be in the right direction so far, as Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen have had consecutive one-two finishes at the beginning of the season. 

Horner respects Hamilton's achievements in his F1 career. However, he made it quite clear there's no room for him in Red Bull. “What Lewis has achieved in Formula 1 is second to none, but we’re very happy with the drivers that we have. They’re committed as a pair for not only this season but next season as well, so I can’t see where we would be able to accommodate Lewis. But I’m sure they’re going to sort their issues out, and we’re certainly not writing him off yet.”

Mercedes's team principal admitted while in Bahrain that Mercedes got it wrong with their 2023 car concept, and now they are moving towards an upgrade plan for W14. However, despite Mercedes' current disturbances, Horner is on his guard as Mercedes has been the reigning champion for the Constructors’ Championship. When commenting he said, “The regulations are still relatively young it’s only the second year of these new regulations, so I’m expecting to see an awful lot of convergence during the course of the year and the grid is going to tighten up. So we need to make hay while the sun shines at the moment while we’ve got a competitive car and just keep pushing through the season.”