“So after meeting Toto in early 2015, I emailed him just to say, ‘I really appreciate the meeting and thank you for all of your advice, etc. Just to let you know, I’m actually going to Carlin and Volkswagen in contrast to Mücke Motorsport and Mercedes, because I think it’s better for my career. ‘
“And I thought Mercedes would still be interested if I went out and did a good job.
“So he replied, ‘I think you’re making the wrong decision, but let’s keep in touch and see where we go from there.'”
Despite their early disagreements, the duo wouldn’t have to wait many years before igniting their professional relationship.
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