If Hamilton leaves Merc, I see him back at McLaren. I understand that they have never emptied the toys out of his crib when he left, so it will be an easy move. And BTW, Honda will be the equal of Merc next year….says so right here:
If Hamilton does not leave and Merc does decide that it would be fun to again have two drivers fighting for a WDC, then Fred's play will likely probably be to McLaren.
At that point, Vettel may finally put on the red overalls that he had tailored a few seasons ago. After all, it would be hard to imagine he could suck worse in the red car than he did this year in the RB.
Or maybe Hamilton DOES leave to go back to McLaren. I bet the brass at MB get wood thinking of a team with one and one half German drivers…Vettel/Rosberg, anyone?
That would close the door at McLaren for Fred as I don't think we will ever see a Hamilton/Alonso Part Deux.
So, Fred to RB? I don't know. As I have said many times before, I don't think that there is a driver on the grid that would like to have my boy Ricciardo as a teammate given how he has wiped the floor with Finger Boy.
I will say this though. I can't remember having this much fun speculating on potential driver moves.