Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has poured cold water on the prospect of Sebastian Vettel returning to Formula 1 to replace
Sebastian Vettel has announced his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of 2022, but has not ruled out the possibility of a comeback. He has expressed his desire to potentially return to racing, stating that he cannot exclude the idea. There have been rumors of contact between Vettel and Audi, who will enter as a works manufacturer in 2026. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, a friend of Vettel’s, has not dismissed the idea of Vettel joining the team, but stated that their recent conversations have not been about driving for Mercedes in the future. Wolff believes that George Russell has the potential to be the next team leader for Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton’s departure.