Verstappen to stay with Red Bull to 2020
20 October 2017 – Max Verstappen has agreed an extended contract which will see him continue to race for Red Bull for three more years, through the 2020 season, it was announced by the team at the United States Grand Prix.
Verstappen was signed by Red Bull midway through 2014, amid eye-catching Formula 3 performances, and made his Formula 1 debut the following year, with Toro Rosso.
After impressing with the junior outfit, and amid Daniil Kvyat's struggles, Verstappen was promoted to Red Bull in early 2016, winning on his team debut at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Verstappen recently added another victory to his name, dominating in Malaysia, and chased Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to the finish in Japan.
He had been linked to Mercedes and Ferrari for 2019, when the driver market will open up, but has opted to sign a new deal with Red Bull.
Discussing his lengthy contract extension, Verstappen commented: "Red Bull has always shown their faith and belief in me with actions.
"Inviting me in to the young driver programme as a 16-year-old, then giving me my start in Formula 1 when I was just 17, and then the opportunity to race with Red Bull where I had such a dream start with this team.
"They have always backed me and my ambition and I know we share that ambition.
"Their support, from the guys and girls in the factory through to the crew in the garage, no matter what plays out on the race track, has always been 100 per cent.
"We've also had some fun times!
"I'm very happy to commit further to Red Bull and I'm looking forward to working together to enjoy more success in the years to come."
Daniel Ricciardo's future has yet to be outlined.