Verstappen still wants to break Vettel record, but with Red Bull
Max Verstappen has assured that he still wants to break Sebastian Vettel’s record by being the youngest world champion in history, and says he can do that while remaining at Red Bull.
In 2010, whilst with Red Bull, Vettel became the youngest person ever to win the drivers’ title after his victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, aged 23 years and 134 days. Verstappen will turn 22 in September, meaning he only has the 2019 and 2020 seasons left to beat the feat.
He still thinks it is a possibility, but not this season.
"I still have a year for that,” he told AutoBild.de
"But it would have to happen next year, because this year Mercedes is too dominant."
Verstappen is currently performing superbly in the 2019 campaign and has won two out of the last three races in Austria and Germany. He is closer to the drivers’ title than Red Bull are in the constructors’ rankings, but he thinks he can attain his goals if he remains with the team instead of jumping ship to Ferrari or Mercedes.
"I have to say something to that: Even when I was young, I never thought I'd have to drive Ferrari,” he insisted.
“I've always wanted to be in the fastest car, whether Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull, but I think, yes, I can do that next year with Red Bull.
"One can never be sure, and Mercedes can never be sure that they will be able to dominate next year, because nobody knows who will do the best work next winter, but we have this year with Honda I have already taken good steps, which makes me optimistic.”
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