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Christian Horner

Horner warns there's good and bad Verstappen news for F1 field

Is Max Verstappen already at the peak of his abilities? Christian Horner, speaking exclusively to RacingNews365.com, believes there is more to come from the Dutchman.

If you're worried that the next few years will see a regular name winning races and championships in Formula 1, then you should get used to it as Max Verstappen looks set to stay on with Red Bull until at least 2028.

Despite his form in the last two seasons, in recent races the Dutchman has taken aim at F1 and accused it of "changing its DNA" as it looks to improve the 'show' element of racing.

After all it is entertainment for fans, but Verstappen is worried that it could be veering too much towards the Netflix audience instead of remembering first and foremost that it is a motorsport.

Is it likely that he could end up calling time on his F1 career any time soon, similar to Nico Rosberg? RacingNews365.com recently asked Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner about Verstappen's commitment.

"I think Max is the kind of guy that one day will just decide in his mind what he wants to do," said the team boss in an exclusive chat.

"But he's 25, he's motivated, he's hungry to achieve a lot more. I do still think he's got quite a few racing years ahead."

Horner: Verstappen has been the best driver for the last three years on the grid

Verstappen broke a record in 2022 by winning 15 races in a single season, an impressive feat at just 25 years-old.

With drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso proving that it is possible to continue racing into your 40s, it's perhaps a warning to the rest of the grid that Horner believes Verstappen has yet to reach his 'peak' in terms of what he can offer.

"He's still evolving, still getting better as he gets experience, and he's just become more more polished," explained Horner.

"But that inner drive, hunger, skill and everything that we've seen from day one is still very much there. He's just a much more polished article now.

"I think he's currently the best driver and has been for the last three or four years."

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