However, Wolff said that no firm decisions have yet been taken as options continue for both drivers to be explored.
“It’s still pretty much in coming together,” Wolff said.
“It’s a very interesting competition they are having within Manor and we are still evaluating the future and talking with a couple of teams, and working together for next year.
“But it’s still very early days.”
Ocon has been linked with a full-time race seat at Renault for 2017 alongside Hulkenberg, but would need to be released from his Mercedes contract should such a move take place.
Manor is likely to be the last team to decide on its driver line-up for 2017, with the likes of Haryanto and Jordan King also in contention for a seat should Wehrlein or Ocon move and free up a position.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.