The hotly anticipated 2020 Formula 1 season is just weeks away now as teams ramp up their preparations for the year.
Mercedes are pre-season favourites once again and will be hoping to make it a staggering seven double titles in a row.
The Silver Arrows have simply been unstoppable with Lewis Hamilton and formerly Nico Rosberg at the helm of their absolute rocket ship of a car, making light work of the competition year-in, year-out.
With Hamilton at the peak of his powers, it is hard to see anyone stopping the Brit from clinching yet another world championship title in 2020.
However, Mercedes aren't resting on their laurels and enjoying their time in the sun as they are already planning for life after the mercurial Brit.
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Some of the finest young talents the sport has ever witnessed have emerged recently in the likes of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc and it seems Mercedes is keeping a close eye on the duo.
Speaking ahead of the new season, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was coy on the future of the starlets, hinting that they could have a future at behind the wheel of a Silver Arrow.
“I would be surprised if both of these young drivers have committed to their teams for five years and closed the door to everywhere else,” said Wolff in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport.
“Contracts are often more complex than the media portrays.
As long as we have a fast car, because this is our first priority, we will always have a situation where we can choose who drives it.
"We have some juniors we rely on who have done a really good job, like George Russell who drove absolutely faultlessly at Williams and Esteban [Ocon] as well,” he added.
“So we have a pool of young drivers that we can access.”
Imagine how unstoppable Mercedes would be with a combination of Leclerc and Verstappen roaring around the world in their cars.
With years to run on their careers, the Mercedes domination over the sport could easily stretch to decades-long.
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