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Mercedes chief delivers Verstappen update as Alpine enter Sainz race– RacingNews365 Review

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Mercedes chief Ola Kallenius has dropped the broadest hint yet that Max Verstappen could join the F1 team in 2026.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has previously made no secret of the fact he would love to have Verstappen in the car when the new power unit regulations are introduced in 2026.

READ MORE: Mercedes chief addresses Verstappen rumours: 'He would look good in silver'

Alpine make Sainz offer in bid to trump Williams and Audi

At the start of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, Carlos Sainz indicated he is still keeping all options open for his future.

The Spaniard has been forced to look for a new seat and is seeing interest from Audi and Williams, but now a new team has come into play. 

READ MORE: Alpine make Sainz offer in bid to trump Williams and Audi

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Hamilton left ruing mistake despite F1 podium return

Lewis Hamilton felt his poor Spanish Grand Prix start cost Mercedes the chance to be even closer to Max Verstappen and Lando Norris in Barcelona.

At lights out, Hamilton slipped to fourth from third as team-mate George Russell roared into the lead after pole-sitter Lando Norris and Max Verstappen held each other up on the 594 metre run to Turn 1. 

READ MORE: Hamilton left ruing mistake despite F1 podium return

Wolff makes admission over Verstappen F1 talks

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has stated he is not in conversation with Max Verstappen over a drive at the team going forward.

However, the Austrian is continuing to delay his decision for as long as possible in order to ensure the best situation for the Mercedes team.

READ MORE: Wolff makes admission over Verstappen F1 talks

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Verstappen forced to go 'aggressive' to repel Norris in Spanish victory

Max Verstappen feels he was forced to go "aggressive" to defend against Lando Norris during his victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.

After both fell behind the fast-starting George Russell on the run to Turn 1, Verstappen quickly passed the Mercedes as Norris went off-strategy to try and get back at the Red Bull.

READ MORE: Verstappen forced to go 'aggressive' to repel Norris in Spanish victory

Norris pinpoints Spanish GP moment that ‘ruined everything’

Lando Norris has admitted his pursuit of a second career win came undone on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Starting from pole position, Norris slipped to third place after the first corner when he was overtaken by Max Verstappen and George Russell.

READ MORE: Norris pinpoints Spanish GP moment that ‘ruined everything’

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