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Mercedes came close to signing Sebastian Vettel instead of Lewis Hamilton

Prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel announced his shock retirement from Formula 1, with the German driver set to walk away from the paddock at the end of the season. Whilst his time at the Aston Martin F1 Team has been underwhelming, Vettel will go down as one of the sport's most historic drivers. The four-time World Champion enjoyed incredible success at Red Bull Racing, where he won all of his Drivers' Championships in consecutive years, from 2010-2013. Vettel still holds the record for being the youngest ever F1 World Champion, having claimed his maiden crown in 2010 at just 23 years and 98 days old; not even Max Verstappen could beat this. READ: ‘He can pay for...
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