Horner not bothered about Verstappen’s contract – “The relationship is worth more than any piece of paper”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner revealed that he was not bothered about Max Verstappen’s contract, saying that it was secondary to him.

Verstappen won the world championship for himself and for his team in 2021. It was Red Bull’s return to the top step after eight years, and it came through Super Max.

The Dutchman is by far and away the best driver Red Bull have had in a long time. With his contract expiring in 2023, he looks all but set to land a new bumper one. However, for some reason it hasn’t happened yet, but the team boss is assured regarding it.

Horner revealed that he was not bothered about Verstappen’s contract, saying that the priority was a great relationship between driver and team.

“Relationships, I think, are not about contracts, it’s exactly about relationships,” he said, as quoted by Planet F1.

“And Max, he came into the team as almost a boy and he’s grown into a young man, and he’s grown with the team.”

Christian Horner and Max Verstappen after the Abu Dhabi GP. Yas Marina December 2021.
Horner (left) with Verstappen (right) after their victory. Source: planetf1.com


“I think the relationship we share, the trust we share in each other, is worth more than any piece of paper,” he continued.  

“I look forward to racing with Max for many years to come and I believe the best years are very much still to come.”

Verstappen finally accomplished his dream in 2021 by winning the world championship. However, the true hallmark of a champion is staying champion, and he will be looking to do it in the upcoming season.

With new regulations, a revamped field and a plethora of drivers looking to take his crown from him, it will be an enthralling season for one and all.

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