Red Bull has its hopes of scoring a title win pinned on its star driver, Max Verstappen.
Initially, it seemed like the Dutchman would steal the title from Lewis Hamilton. But, after Mercedes’ retaliation in the second race in Imola, the target seems a lot tougher.
Will the Dutchman stick with Red Bull?
The biggest question that is bothering the F1 community at the moment is whether Verstappen will stick with Red Bull.
If the outfit is unable to provide him with the machinery to counter the ever-rising Mercedes, Verstappen might look for other options out there using exit clauses from his contract.
According to Red Bull’s advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, this will not be the case and has rejected this theory.
Speaking to Motorsport-Magazin, the Austrian made it clear that winning a title this season is important for both Verstappen and Red Bull.
He also mentioned that when viewed from the perspective of contractual clauses, it did not matter to both the team and the driver.
Marko also goes on to take a dig at McLaren boss Zak Brown who had suggested that Max will shift to Mercedes by the end of the season.
“Among other things, there is the Zak Brown specialist [laughs]. That doesn’t matter in the contractual situation. But of course, it’s important,” he said.
“It has been driving for a relatively long time and has always driven with inferior material. Now it’s got better thanks to Honda.
“Ferrari had a high too, but there were other reasons for that. In the hybrid era, the Mercedes engine was otherwise absolutely dominant,” he concluded.
As of now, Red Bull is completely focused on winning the title and even out the gap between their rivals Mercedes.
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