Christian Horner says that team harmony at Red Bull would take priority over creating an enviable Sebastian Vettel/Lewis Hamilton line up.
Hamilton has been linked with a possible future at RBR after he met with Horner in Montreal.
Asked by the BBC whether he could envisage Hamilton and Vettel working together, Horner said: “Sometimes as a team you have to look beyond what on paper perhaps looks the most attractive. It’s all about harmony and team at the end of the day, it’s not about individuals. That’s the most important thing to us.”
Asked whether he thought Hamilton really wanted to leave McLaren, he added: “I think that’s only really a question that Lewis could answer. He’s been there since he was almost just out of nappies. It’s one that I can’t answer. Of course every driver at the moment would like to be driving a Red Bull car, that’s only normal when we’ve had the kind of performance we’ve enjoyed over the last few years.”