Max Verstappen Plans Prolonged Red Bull Stay, But Admits He’ll Leave on 1 Condition

Published 06/13/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen walks back to the pits after crashing out of the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Max Verstappen is currently driving for Red Bull Racing in F1. He has a contract with the team till the end of the 2023 season. For some time, there have been rumors of him switching teams and moving to Mercedes. But the Dutchman has shut down the rumors and plans to stay with the Milton Keynes outfit.

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When asked about his plan to stay at Red Bull forever, “That’s the plan,” said Max.

But his stay at Red Bull may not be as permanent as fans think, there is a condition on which Verstappen will leave the Austrian team.

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‘If the opportunity is right, and it’s a fast car’ – Max Verstappen

According to Planetf1, Max has stated that he does not have any plans of switching teams and leaving Red Bull right now but there is only one condition that will make him drop Red Bull.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen walks back to the pits after crashing out of the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Verstappen said he would only ever change teams in F1 “if the opportunity is right and it’s a fast car.”

When asked about his relationship with Red Bull, he said, “I really enjoy being part of the team. Everyone in the team as well, you have a very good relationship with [everyone], we’re all very motivated and driven towards success and of course, we want to win. I hope we can do this for a very long time.”

He further said about his season with Red Bull, “I think we learned a lot from our mistakes last year. We thought we had a very competitive car, but it wasn’t so competitive at the beginning of the year. And of course, something was limited, we couldn’t really change everything on the car straight away.

“And I think we managed to change quite a lot of that for this year. You can see the step forward, which is good, but still, you want to be better, it’s never good enough.” 

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Can Max win the driver’s title with Red Bull?

Max Verstappen is currently leading the driver’s championship with 4 points over Lewis Hamilton. He has a golden chance of winning the title as he has the car to beat Mercedes. Red Bull is also leading the constructor’s championship over Mercedes.

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Verstappen has a significant opportunity in the coming weeks to extend his lead as there is a double-header at Austria which is the home race for Red Bull. What do you think? Will Max leave Red Bull for Mercedes before 2023?

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