Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 F1 season and that has led to much discussion as to where his next destination could be. The German has been linked with Mercedes if he chooses to hold off on retiring from the sport.
There are not many spaces on the F1 grid but Valtteri Bottas has not signed a contract at the team for next year yet.
Neither has Lewis Hamilton but the Brit is almost certain to agree to new terms at the current world champions.
F1 journalist Giuliano Duchessa now claims Vettel is wanted at Mercedes by their parent company.
“The Daimler Board is pushing hard to put Vettel under a 2021 contract,” Duchessa claimed on Twitter.
But Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has admitted he would prefer to back youth though with the likes of Williams driver George Russell part of their programme.