Max Verstappen extends his contract with Red Bull till the year 2028

Jeremy Caroll

Max Verstappen has signed a five-year contract extension with Red Bull that will retain him at the club until at least the end of 2028.

The 24-year-old, who joined the team in 2016, defeated Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021 to win his first world title.

Verstappen said: β€œI really enjoy being part of Red Bull Racing, so choosing to stay to the 2028 season was an easy decision.

β€œI love this team and last year was simply incredible. Our goal since we came together in 2016 was to win the championship and we have done that, so now it’s about keeping the number one on the car long-term.”

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says – β€œTo have Max signed with Red Bull through to the end of β€˜28 is a real statement of intent. Our immediate focus is on retaining Max’s world championship title, but this deal also shows he is part of the team’s long-term planning.

β€œWith the Red Bull Powertrains division working towards the new engine regulations for 2026 we wanted to make sure we had the best driver on the grid secured for that car.”

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