Verstappen to stay with Red Bull

Despite his stifling form, Max Verstappen will continue to race for Red Bull, for now, his manager Raymond Vermeulen. But the teen driver might lose the patience if performance issues are not addressed, he added.

Out of eleven races, the Dutch driver had to retire in five races and has had one podium finish in the current racing season. He is at sixth position in driver standings and fifty points away from fellow driver Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo got five podium finishes and a win at Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Verstappen had to retire early in that race due to an engine issue.

Earlier we heard speculation about Verstappen possibly jumping to Scuderia Ferrari but Vermeulen ruled out the possibility insisting the Dutch driver will stick with Red Bull, but the things could change in future unless the team becomes more competitive and gets a handle on the reliability issues.

Vermeulen told Dutch publication Formule 1 “Ever since Max made his debut, there was always interest. Other teams were ready to offer him a contract, but we want to win with Red Bull Racing. Christian Horner had made it very clear that they will retain their current drivers’ line for the next season and both his drivers are off limits to any enquiries.

“We do not have any specific deadlines for Red Bull, but it is important that Max continues to achieve success. I’m still confident in the progress of the team because Red Bull Racing has won four world championships together with Renault.

 

“But it must be understood that our patience is not unlimited,” Vermeulen said.

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