Red Bull extends contract with F1 champion Ferstappen until 2028

LONDON (AP) – Formula One champion Max Ferstappen has signed a new contract that keeps him at Red Bull until 2028.

The 24-year-old Ferstappen was awarded Thursday for his win over Lewis Hamilton and won his first World Cup last year, and another five years added to his contract, which ran until 2023.

“The choice to stay until the 2028 season was an easy decision,” the Dutchman said in a statement. “I love this team and last year was just incredible. Our goal since we got together in 2016 has been to win the championship, and we’ve done that, so now it’s about keeping the number one in the car in the long run. ”

Ferstappen, who made his Formula One debut at the age of 17, will open the title defense in Bahrain on March 20th.

“Our immediate focus is on keeping Max the world champion, but this deal also shows that he is part of the team’s long-term planning,” said team leader Christian Horner.

“With the Red Bull Powertrains division working on new engine regulations until 2026, we wanted to make sure we have the best driver in the network for this car.”

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