BREAKING: Max Verstappen signs contract extension

07-01-2020 10:34 | Updated: 07-01-2020 10:50
by Louis Shaw
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BREAKING: Max Verstappen signs contract extension

Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension with Red Bull Racing which will see him stay at the team until at least 2023. The Dutchman finished the 2019 season third in the driver's championship and believes that the team will be able to give his the world championship success he wants in the next few years. 

For many, it comes as a surprise after Verstappen spent much of the 2019 season stating that he wants a car capable of challenging for the title. He has trusted the team that gave him his first big opportunity and it is clear to see that the developments Honda have made this season are a key factor in Verstappen's decision. 

Red Bull looked competitive throughout the 2019 season and Verstappen won three races and had nine podium finishes with the team. 2020 is the last year with these current rules and it will be hard for any team to challenge Mercedes.

However, with the 2021 season seeing the rules completely change, Red Bull and Honda can now start focusing for that season knowing that they have cemented the future of their star racing driver. 

Verstappen is one of the hottest talents in Formula 1 and for Red Bull to have signed him for that long will be a real confidence boost and proof that what they are doing is working. 

With Charles Leclerc's future at Ferrari set until 2024, we will continue to see these young guns at the top of the grid for the next few seasons as they both race to win a world championship first.   

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