Sport Brundle tips Ricciardo to replace Hamilton

11:37  17 april  2018
11:37  17 april  2018 Source:   planetf1.com

Hamilton braced for hardest race

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Martin Brundle has put forward an "outrageous curveball" and suggested Daniel Ricciardo could replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season.

As the uncertainty over Ricciardo's future rumbles on, one prediction has been for Ricciardo to replace Valtteri Bottas, whose deal also expires at the end of the 2018 campaign, and become Hamilton's team-mate - something the Aussie himself has welcomed.

But Sky Sports pundit Brundle has said that Ricciardo may well join Mercedes, but instead taking the seat from an unhappy Hamilton.

“It's a tough call for Ricciardo, assuming the two seats are actually available to him,” Brundle told Sky Sports.

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“If Mercedes is an opportunity, where would he sit within the all-powerful sphere of Lewis Hamilton?

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