Max Verstappen hints at new role as Mercedes leave Red Bull ‘surprised’

Max Verstappen hints at new role as Mercedes leave Red Bull 'surprised'

Max Verstappen has suggested that he could embark on a new career as a team principal outside of F1 when he eventually retires from racing.

Speaking about his plans to become a future team boss in GT racing, the Dutchman told Blick: “That is my goal. I don’t necessarily want to drive myself, but I want to build something big and give talented drivers a chance.

“That doesn’t mean that I want to take them into Formula One, but I want to help them progress in racing.

“There are so many series in motorsport where you can have fun and be successful, and as a professional racing driver, you can also make a living from it, not just in Formula One.

“I would certainly be a ‘no bulls***’ boss. Maybe a bit old-fashioned, because it’s all about performance and not how connected you are to social media.”