Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Friday, September 09, 2022 at 12:40 p.m.
This Friday, in an interview with Corriere della Sera, Max Verstappen, under contract with Red Bull until 2028, did not close the door to a future at Ferrari.
Will we ever see Max Verstappen evolve within the Ferrari Formula 1 team? Still, the Dutchman has clearly not closed the door to this possibility. Statements made to this effect, on the Monza side, on the sidelines of the Italian Grand Prix, no later than this Friday, to the Corriere della Sera. On this subject, the reigning Formula 1 world champion, current resident of the Red Bull team, therefore declared in particular: « Never say never. But I have a contract with Red Bull until 2028. I’m fine here, we’ll see what happens after 2028. Maybe I would already be retired. » Before also expanding on his links with the Italian team: « I have a very good relationship with the two Scuderia drivers. we have a lot of duels on the clock with Charles (Leclerc). (…) If I am less aggressive than in the past? It depends on a lot of things: new cars, rules that have changed racing. Last year, qualifying was much more important. Now it’s easier to overtake. And go back up. »
“We must not forget where they come from”
The Dutchman also spoke about this current season, and the difficulties encountered by the Scuderia, while also welcoming his progress: « You must not forget where they come from. They lost a lot of points because of their mistakes, but n let’s not forget the efforts made to return to fight at the top. The progress made since 2020 and 2021 is impressive.“While awaiting a possible future away from Red Bull, Max Verstappen is concentrating on this racing weekend in Italy, in the stronghold of the Scuderia. The Dutchman is very close to winning his second world championship title. Currently, he even has a very comfortable total of 109 units on his dolphin, namely Charles Leclerc, a resident of Ferrari.