MILTON KEYNES, U.K. – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the organization through the 2023 season.
Verstappen became the youngest-ever Formula One race winner in his inaugural season with Red Bull Racing in 2016. The eight-time Grand Prix victor has become an integral member of the team and a driver whose determination to win embodies the Red Bull ethos.
“I am really happy to have extended my partnership with the Team. Red Bull believed in me and gave me the opportunity to start in F-1, which I have always been very grateful for,” said Verstappen. “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 onboard 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,” he added. “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 Principal Christian Horner is equally pleased to have his young driver locked in for the foreseeable future.
“It is fantastic news for the team to have extended our agreement with Max through the 2023 season,” said Horner. “With the challenge of the 2021 regulation changes on the horizon, continuity in as many areas as possible is key. 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.”