WATCH: Celebrating the iconic GTR

Wheels24 contributor Ferdi De Vos takes a look at the history of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan's most iconic performance car.

First Lamborghini Aventador SVJ now in SA

The first Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has just been shipped into SA for a cool R9 695 000 and it's absolutely breathtaking.

Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan - 'Vettel in talks with Mercedes'

2017-05-04 11:35

VETTEL TO MERCEDES?Former Formula 1 boss Eddie Jordan says that Mercedes are in talks with Sebastian Vettel with the idea of weakening rivals. Image:AP/Pavel Golovkin

Germany - Former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan is certain Sebastian Vettel is in talks about a potential switch to Mercedes for 2018.

Commonly a sensational predictor of big F1 news, Jordan's comments come after Mercedes played down rumours of recent talks with Ferrari's championship leader.

READ: Berger hopes Vettel ventures outside Formula 1 for DTM racing

Toto Wolff disagrees and says: "There's nothing to it. I was only chatting with my Swiss neighbour."

But Jordan, once a team owner but now a TV pundit, told Sport Bild: "Of course they're talking with Vettel.

"They need to be.  Formula one is a brutal business.  It's not just about strengthening yourself, but weakening your opponent." 

READ:'Hamilton will be the 2017 Formula 1 champion' - Ecclestone

Indeed, while Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda has played down the Vettel rumours, he does admit that the German driver is impressive.

Lauda said: "He's the best at the moment."

"He is a straightforward guy who knows what he wants, knows how to get something and knows how to extract maximum performance.  Just an incredible guy." 


There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.