Max Verstappen claims he no longer has ‘goals’ in Formula 1 after securing three consecutive world titles

Max Verstappen has created several records in Formula 1 since making his debut almost a decade ago.


Max Verstappen claims he no longer has ‘goals’ in Formula 1 after securing three consecutive world titles

Max Verstappen (via IMAGO)

Max Verstappen has won three world champions in Formula 1 since he joined in 2016. The Dutchman has been regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport solely due to his performances. Hence, multiple people have questioned till when the 26-year-old will continue in the sport. Achieving the world record for the most amount of world championships in F1 is the pinnacle of anyone’s career. However, Verstappen reckoned that he no longer had any aspirations left in the sport.

ADVERTISEMENT

Max Verstappen shattered multiple records in the 2023 season after winning the world championship with an 86.35% win rate. However, just after winning three world championship titles, the Dutchman is at ease and no longer has any goals. Verstappen claimed that he didn’t have ‘any goals’ continuing in the sport. Now, it was only about maintaining his current form and securing race wins in the pinnacle of motorsport.

In Formula 1, I no longer have any goals anymore. Now its only about maintaining my current form and securing even more victories.
Max Verstappen said, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Dutchman currently has 58 race wins in Formula 1 and stands second in the table for the most amount of wins. Lewis Hamilton still tops the table with a whopping 103 race wins. Hence, to match this score, Verstappen will have to continue for a lot more years. Regardless, the reigning world champion highlighted that he had already achieved all his goals in Formula 1.

I've already achieved all my goals in this sport.
Max Verstappen added.

Christian Horner claims Max Verstappen ‘content’ at Red Bull amidst ongoing tensions

Adrian Newey will exit Red Bull effective by 2025 due to multiple reasons. The ever-growing alleged tensions between Christian Horner and Helmut Marko might see multiple others leave the team. However, Max Verstappen has remained with his goal to stay in Red Bull beyond the coming season. The 26-year-old had previously highlighted that even ‘$250 Million’ wouldn’t see him exit Milton Keynes. Horner reckoned that the Dutchman was still in the team and was very happy and got a wonderful group of engineers.

ADVERTISEMENT
You report those rumblings every week but he’s still here. Look, Max is very happy in the team, he’s got a wonderful group of engineers around him, he’s got a great car, he’s in the best car on the grid, he’s driving in the form of his life.
Christian Horner said, as reported by Sky Sports.
Christian Horner and Max Verstappen
Christian Horner and Max Verstappen. (Via IMAGO)

Additionally, the Red Bull team boss mentioned that it wasn’t about contracts but about being content with the current prospects in the team. Hence, Verstappen had that dynamic around him at Red Bull and had no reason to leave. Also, Horner claimed that the Dutchman was reveling in the environment provided by the crew at Milton Keynes.

It’s not about contracts, it’s about being content, and I think that’s the same for any driver. He has that, he has that dynamic around him, and I think what you’re seeing with him is a driver that’s reveling in that environment.
Christian Horner noted.

As a result, it seems that Max Verstappen will continue to race for Red Bull at least until the end of his contract in 2028. The 26-year-old has been provided with a great opportunity to create history with the Austrian team. Hence, the Dutchman wouldn’t need to discuss contingencies with any other constructor on the grid as long as the energy drinks giant continues to provide Verstappen with the best opportunities.

In case you missed it: