Max Verstappen has expressed doubt over whether he will remain in F1 for long.
The 25-year-old Dutch driver’s Red Bull contract expires in 2028 and he’s not so keen in extending it.
Verstappen has threatened to quit the sport a few times but admits having the fastest car on the grid could convince him to continue.
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In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports F1’s Naomi Schiff, Verstappen gave reasons why he doesnt think he’ll be part of the sport beyond 2023.
“I love racing otherwise I wouldn’t be on the simulator at home doing other kinds, but that’s the thing, I also like doing other kinds of racing, not only Formula 1,” said Verstappen, who is now in his ninth season in F1.
He become the sport’s youngest driver to make an F1 debut back in 2015 at the age of 17.
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“I know that I will be 31 when it’s the end of my contract. At that point already I will have been in F1 a very long time and it’s a lot of work. It’s travelling a lot, not only the races but in between you’re travelling to the factory, you have marketing commitments and I’m really a person who loves to be at home.
“I like to be competitive, and I like to win but if you can’t fully motivate yourself to get to every race, then that’s the point you have to question yourself, ‘do you really want to continue?’”
Earlier this year, Two-time Formula One champion Max Verstappen has threatened to quit the sport over sprint races.
“I think that’s way better for the excitement. I naturally, of course, hope that there won’t be too many changes – otherwise I won’t be around for too long,” Verstappen said after the Australian Grand Prix.