Max Verstappen has bagged a mega contract and in turn taken over the whole F1 community. Lewis Hamilton was the highest earning driver in Formula 1 but Max Verstappen has made him stand right next to that in terms of earning. Red Bull doesn’t want Max Verstappen to be second best to the former seven time champion in any way.
A lot of drivers are going to run out of contract after this but Max Verstappen wouldn’t be one of those drivers as he bags a multi million dollar contract as he provided some memorable fans for the fans and his team which was able to reach the top of the driver’s championship after a really long time.
This has been a breakthrough season for Red Bull as the team has been there and there about but never been able to get the better off the pace setters Mercedes in the previous seasons.
Just line Red Bull, McLaren also has a long term plan as they tied Lando Norris to a long term contract. Lando Norris is one of the most talented drivers and has been justly rewarded for his impressive performances.
Confirmed 2023 driver line-up after Max Verstappen’s new deal
Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton [deal through to the end of 2023]; George Russell [signed ‘a long-term deal’ last September]
Red Bull – Max Verstappen [deal through to the end of 2028]
Ferrari – Charles Leclerc [deal through to the end of 2024]
McLaren – Lando Norris [deal through to the end of 2025]; Daniel Ricciardo [deal through to the end of 2023]
Alpine – Esteban Ocon [deal through to the end of 2024]
Alfa Romeo– – Valtteri Bottas [deal through to the end of 2023], as reported by gpfans.
There are a lot of talented driver that have been up for grabs but McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull have been able to secure their jewel crowns. All these three teams have a long term project and these drivers are the spearheads of the respective project, which shall keep them in the mix.