Max Verstappen says he won't be heading to Ferrari or Mercedes anytime soon, but that doesn't mean he's not open to change in the future.
Although the Dutchman has a contract with Red Bull which runs until 2023, his future with the Austrian squad was in doubt last week when Honda announced he would be leaving Formula 1 at the end of the season. next season.
Without a competitive engine, Red Bull could leave F1 or Verstappen could leave Red Bull?
“As far as I'm concerned, at the moment, no. I'm not thinking of Ferrari or Mercedes, it's the same answer for these two teams. But it's still difficult to say what will happen in the next few years. I am satisfied at Red Bull. I would like to continue for a few more years. "
"Obviously Mercedes are the best at the moment but I feel good at Red Bull. Maybe in a few years there will be more opportunities, but I am not yet focused on that."
This season Mercedes once again dominate the championship and Verstappen has claimed just one victory, in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.
"It's true, I won little. But I can't change that for the moment. Hopefully in the next few years there will be a lot more wins. We will see."
Isn't that likely to hurt his career, when many still consider him one of the best on the grid? Does he believe it himself?
"That's a question I personally can't answer. I'll leave that to the fans."