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I haven’t made my mind what I will do after 2028: Max Verstappen speaks about his F1 future

Notably, Verstappen is on a long-term contract with Red Bull which sees the 24-year-old on a reported £40m-a-year deal until 2028.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 31 May 2022 7:33 pm

Max Verstappen has been rocking the F1 circuit since the age of 17. The Red Bull driver became the youngest to drive at a Grand Prix when he drove for Red Bull’s sister Torro Rosso. Since then, Verstappen has taken many big leaps in his F1 career which compelled Red Bull to secure his long-term services.

But for how long is this partnership going to continue? What happens when this partnership between Verstappen and Red Bull breaks? Will Verstappen move to another team?

The 25-year-old answered all these questions in a recent interaction with the Daily Mail. Verstappen revealed his future plans in F1 and whether he wishes to continue after his long-term contract with Red Bull ends. The Belgian-Dutch driver said he has not finalized his decision yet but hinted that he might quit F1.

“I’m not planning on changing teams. I’m happy here and they are happy with me,” said Verstappen about his relations with Red Bull. “But I haven’t made up my mind what I will do after 2028. I might stop. I have been in Formula 1 since I was 17. It’s been a long time. I’ve done a lot of seasons in F1. I may want to do different stuff. By 31, I don’t know whether I will have peaked or where the drop-off in performance may have occurred.

“I want to do other types of races — endurance racing, for example. Maybe I will have had enough of travelling all the time. Maybe I will want an easier life and just to do the races I like. Whenever an opportunity comes to win a championship, you want to take it. If I’m in a fight in 2028 it may be stupid to suddenly stop. It’s difficult to know.’

Notably, Verstappen is on a long-term contract with Red Bull which sees the 24-year-old on a reported £40m-a-year deal until 2028.

Currently, the Red Bull driver is leading the charts in driver standings for the 2022 season. He is ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by six points having claimed the top position in three consecutive races. In the recently concluded Monaco GP, Verstappen finished on the podium behind Sergio Perez and Carlos Saiz.

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