Max Verstappen
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Max Verstappen is clearly one of the most thrilling talents on the grid. Right from the moment, he bagged his 2016 win at Spain, the first of his career to the point he went on to demonstrate the fantastic 2016 Interlagos drive at Senna-land, there’s hardly been any dearth of the roaring reception the Dutchman has commanded.

And that told, it’s not hard to understand why Max Verstappen, who as of last year, helped Red Bull win their maiden home GP at Austria (Spielberg) is so highly rated?

Currently, he’s already running third on the rankings. In so doing, Max Verstappen is already ahead of Sebastian Vettel, the German driver struggling to get going.

But so far, Max Verstappen, who’s although bagged a strong P3 at Australia, following it up with a hat-trick of P4 at Bahrain, China, and Azerbaijan is yet to win a race. Still, when you compare his results to his teammate Pierre Gasly, who’s only in his first season for the Horner-led outfit, you realize just why Max is so highly rated.

Yet, there’s a context about Max Verstappen beyond the standpoint of his current form. Where does the fiery Dutch talent go next? Will Max Verstappen remain at a team with which he’s won all of his 5 wins so far or does he find himself a newer seat, somewhere else?

With this harmless but very pertinent query, one came up with several views, some going on to indicate that dropping Verstappen would be a bit of a suicidal move by Red Bull? And guess, what?

There’s news right now that sufficiently confirms the imminent fate of the 21-year-old Max Verstappen.

So it appears that Red Bull are quite confident of their blue-eyed boy and point to a direction where it may not be incorrect to derive an understanding that they have plans to keep the Netherlands-born driver.

To that regard, Max Verstappen’s team boss Christian Horner shared the following perspective:

“Max has a contract and it’s very clear what that position is. I’m totally confident that he’ll be here next year,” he is quoted by GPToday.net.

“Three fourth positions in a row is getting a little bit boring now and I think we want to be fighting for the podium again.”

“Max selected another gear since last years Canadian Grand Prix. We want to give him the tools that he can take the fight to Ferrari and Mercedes.”