Red Bull Racing has confirmed that Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has agreed a new long-term contract to continue with the team.
The deal will keep him at the team until at least 2028.
Verstappen began his affiliation with Red Bull mid-2014 and, after just over a year competing for Toro Rosso, was parachuted into Red Bull’s senior Formula 1 team four rounds into the 2016 season.
Verstappen has since taken 20 grand prix wins and last year beat Lewis Hamilton in a controversial finale to claim his maiden world title.
Both parties indicated that they were keen to agree a fresh long-term deal, taking them beyond the previous expiration date of 2023, and that has now been completed.
“I really enjoy being part of the team, so choosing to stay to the 2028 season was an easy decision,” he said.
“I love this team and last year was simply incredible, our goal since we came together in 2016 was to win the championship and we have done that, so now it’s about keeping the number one on the car long-term.”
Added team boss Christian Horner: “To have Max signed with the team through to the end of 2028 is a real statement of intent.
“Our immediate focus is on retaining Max’s World Championship title, but this deal also shows he is a part of the team’s long-term planning.
“With the Red Bull Powertrains division working towards the new engine regulations for 2026 we wanted to make sure we had the best driver on the grid secured for that car.”