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Eight-time Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen has extended his contract to race with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing until the end of the 2023 season.
Verstappen became the youngest ever race winner in his inaugural season with the team in 2016 and has since become an integral member who embodies the Red Bull ethos.
He is truly happy to continue racing with the team. He said: “Red Bull believed in me and gave me the opportunity to start in Formula 1 which I have always been very grateful for. Over the years I have grown closer and closer with the team and besides the passion from everyone and the on-track performance it is also really enjoyable to work with such a great group of people.
“Honda coming on board and the progress we have made over the last 12 months gives me even more motivation and the belief that we can win together. I respect the way Red Bull and Honda work together and from all sides everyone is doing what they can to succeed. I want to win with Red Bull and our goal is of course to fight for a World Championship together.”
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team’s principal Christian Horner is also delighted stating that with the challenge of the 2021 regulation changes on the horizon, continuity in as many areas as possible is key. He added: “Max has proven what an asset he is to the team. He truly believes in the partnership we have forged with our engine supplier Honda, and we are delighted to have extended our relationship with him.”