Max Verstappen is out of contract at Red Bull after the 2028 season, but his father Jos Verstappen can see his son racing on well into his 40s.
Verstappen has surged to the very top of the Formula 1 mountain over recent seasons, taking his dominance to new heights again in F1 2023 at the young age of 26.
Speaking to De Telegraaf, Verstappen recently said: “People might think: ‘he makes a lot of money, what is this guy whining about?’
“But it’s about well-being, how you experience things and not how much you earn. I sometimes think I have to do too many things. Then I sometimes think: ‘is this still worth it?’”
“He’ll never get tired of the racing,” Jos told Sky Sports F1. “I think he will continue until 40, until 45, but it all depends on the small things.”
Jos says his son’s success at this stage certainly exceeded their expectations.
“To be that good, how he wins the races and how many he’s won, I think we didn’t expect [it] and definitely not at the age of 26,” Jos admitted.
Verstappen is on pace to surpass Lewis Hamilton’s win tally of 103 by the time he turns 30. If he races until 40 we could see Verstappen approach 200 F1 wins.
It all of course, depends on whether Red Bull can produce a competitive car.