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Max Verstappen

Verstappen reveals new F1 targets after sealing second crown

Max Verstappen believes that any future Red Bull F1 successes will come from keeping the team together as he sets new targets.

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New two-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen believes he and his Red Bull team's new targets should be pushing for more wins and titles.

In dominating the 2022 season with 12 victories from 18 races, Verstappen sealed his second championship in bizarre fashion at the shortened Japanese Grand Prix after a rules quirk meant full points were awarded and not three-quarter ones as was widely expected.

After wrapping up the title, Verstappen joined the likes of Jim Clark and Fernando Alonso on two F1 championships, and equalled Alonso's tally of 32 Grand Prix wins in the process.

The Dutch,an does not want to stop just yet, though.

Verstappen reflects on future goals

"Well, I have a few more years in F1," joked Verstappen when asked by media about his future goals and targets.

"I hope that we can be competitive for a few more years, I want to win more races, and potentially, I want to try and win more titles.

"But of course, that's not going to change what I've already achieved. It is something I'm really proud of.

"Everyone within the team, and everyone who is involved with us, they deserve even more than what we are showing at the moment.

"As long as we can keep them all together. I think we are capable of even more great seasons."

About sticking together

Despite his performances, Verstappen was still keen to put the emphasis on the people at Red Bull, believing that they – and not himself – are the key to more success.

"We have a really good group of people, and I think they also work really well together," he explained.

"So it's all about just keeping them together, and if we keep them together, I think they can achieve a lot.

"Then, of course, if I have a competitive car, I'm confident that we can keep this going, but it also depends on what the competition is going to come up with.

"I really believe in this group, and I really hope that in the coming years, we can enjoy a lot more wins, and potentially, of course, championships."

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