- Recently asked about the next steps in his career, Max Verstappen was clear on the subject. The Dutch driver will see what he wants at the end of his contract with Red Bull (in 2028).
The current two-time Formula 1 world champion clearly has very specific ideas for his future career. Indeed, Max Verstappen, who turns 26 on September 30, makes no secret of the fact: he’s not sure he’ll have as long a career in F1 as Spain’s Fernando Alonso (41). Under contract with Red Bull until 2028, the Dutchman is likely to take stock of his future at that time, depending on his wishes and motivation.
“I’ll be 31 when it’s the end of my contract. By then, I’ll have been in F1 for a very long time (he started when he was 17). I like winning, being competitive, but if you can’t fully motivate yourself to go to every race, then you have to ask yourself if you really want to continue,” he recently admitted, heading straight for another title this season, before clearly opening the door to a departure to join the Scuderia.
“Ferrari has a unique history in Formula 1.
“So it depends on how competitive we are between now and 2028. I think it would be difficult to leave a dominant project. I’m often asked if I have a dream team. Yes… I know that Ferrari has a unique history in Formula 1. It’s a team that would be great to race for. However, I’ve always said to myself that I just want to be in the fastest car,” Verstappen later explained in an interview with Sky Sports. (…) I like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and endurance racing, I like watching the GT3s race at the Nürburgring. These are all things I want to try in my life, and I don’t want to do them when I’m 40 or 50, because I won’t be at the top of my game. When I’m 31, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be able to do great things.” These comments are likely to be widely reported.