LONDON, England – Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen will stay with Red Bull until the end of the 2023 racing season – seen as vote of confidence for a Formula 1 title and a Honda partnership.
The announcement on Tuesday (Jan 14, 2020) means two of the top three teams now have long-term young talent: Ferrari announced in December 2019 that it would have Charles Leclerc until 2024.
A team statement released by the team read: ”I’m really happy to have extended my partnership. Red Bull believed in me and gave me the opportunity to start in F1.
“Over the years I’ve grown closer and closer with the team and besides the passion from everyone and the on-track performance it is also really enjoyable to work with such a great group of people.”
Verstappen won three races in to take the total to eight and was the ”best of the best” behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
The rumour mill, it was reported, will now switch to six-times F1 champion Hamilton whose contract runs until the end of the 2020 season.