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Toto Wolff reveals how Max Verstappen almost joined Mercedes

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed that reigning World Champion Max Verstappen almost became a Silver Arrows driver, with Wolff having approached the Dutchman when he was racing in Formula 3. Verstappen famously made the jump from F3 to Formula 1 at just 17 years old, with Red Bull having put him at Toro Rosso (known now as AlphaTauri). However, prior to Red Bull doing this, Wolff spoke to both Verstappen and his father about becoming a Mercedes supported driver. 'Max was very good in karting, was good in F3, and it was clear that there's a big one that's growing,' Wolff told F1's Beyond the Grid podcast. Want to work in Formula 1? Browse the latest F1 job vacancies 'We talked...
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