Verstappen 'Not In Rush To Decide' About Next Career Move After Contract End In 2028

F1
by Erik VirostkoTuesday, 23 January 2024 at 09:00
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Max Verstappen currently has the longest contract out of all drives in Formula One, but he isn't in a rush to decide what will happen after it ends.
In a sport where most of the drivers have a contract for up to two or three seasons, Verstappen's contract, which lasts until 2028, is easily noticeable, as the Dutchman has a contract much longer and much larger when it comes to monetary terms than rest of his rivals.
The three-time World Champion is said to be earning $55 million per year, but when he was asked about his salary during a recent interview with The Times, it quickly became clear that he's not racing because of money.

"Maybe. I’m not sure."

At the moment, the 26-year-old is peaking in his career, and possibly, he's yet to peak, which is difficult to imagine, given how dominant has ben his 2023 season. But in 2028, his contract with Red Bull will come to an end, unless he extends it.
Once the contract comes to an end in 2028, there are multiple options that Verstappen has. One, most obvious one, is extending it and continuing with the Austrian team based in the United Kingdom also in the following seasons.
However, Verstappen can also decide to end his F1 career, as he often talks about his interests outside of the sport, and possibly, he can sign also with a different team on the grid.
However, with five more years left in his contract, the three-time World Champion is in no rush to decide about his future, and most probably, the upcoming seasons will also influence his decision.

"I’m not in a rush to decide. These kinds of things might change in the coming years."

In 2024, Verstappen's goal will be clear, and that's winning his fourth World Championship, and the more successful he will be in the coming seasons, the more expensive it will become for Red Bull, or any other team, to sign him after 2028.