Red Bull revealed that they were set to hold contract talks with Max Verstappen, saying it will be done soon.

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 remains assured regarding it.

Red Bull revealed that they were set to hold contract talks with Verstappen, saying it will be done in the upcoming weeks.

“We will be holding talks with Max in the next few weeks,” Red Bull team advisor Helmut Marko told AutoRevue, as quoted by f1i.com.

“His manager was difficult to talk to because his son was at the 24-hour race in Dubai together with Jos (Verstappen).

“With Verstappen, we’re already close to the limit. At some point, that’s the end.”

Verstappen (left) with Marko (right). Source: Red Bull

Great relationship

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner heaped praise on his driver, saying his loyalty and transparency would be rewarded handsomely.

“Even though we saw that we certainly weren’t going to win a World Championship with the Renault engine, he stood by the team,” he said.

“We always told him openly what our plans were when we started working with Honda. He is also informed about other developments. That’s why I believe his statements that he feels very comfortable with us.

“I think the relationship we share, the trust we share in each other, is worth more than any piece of paper. I look forward to racing with Max for many years to come and I believe the best years are very much still to come.”

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