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Is Max Verstappen Eyeing a Move to Mercedes?

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The Formula 1 rumor mill is abuzz with speculation about Max Verstappen’s future. Could the Red Bull superstar be eyeing a switch to Mercedes? Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft recently shared his thoughts on the matter.

Max Verstappen, currently under contract with Red Bull until 2028, has been dominating the grid. However, whispers persist that he might consider a move to the Silver Arrows. Croft, in a recent podcast episode, addressed this possibility.

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“I don’t think Max Verstappen is going to go to Mercedes,” Croft asserted. But there’s a caveat: “unless he knows, and how he knows, I don’t know how anyone knows, that the Mercedes engine in 2026 is going to be like the Mercedes engine in 2014.”

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Croft’s statement hinges on the upcoming regulations reset in Formula 1. With Red Bull developing their in-house engines for 2026, the playing field could level out. Back in 2014, Mercedes capitalized on the turbo hybrid era, boasting both power and reliability. If Verstappen believes Mercedes will replicate that performance, he might be tempted to make the switch.

Max Verstappen Clears the Air

Max Verstappen Clears the Air

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Max Verstappen, the reigning Formula 1 world champion, has been at the center of speculation regarding a potential move to Mercedes. However, in a recent statement, Verstappen put the rumors to rest.

I’ve always felt comfortable (at Red Bull) because for me it’s like a second family. In a family, there might sometimes be, how would you say, not disagreements, but in families you can’t choose family, you can choose friends.,” Verstappen asserted. His words come as a relief to Red Bull fans who feared losing their star driver to a rival team.

Mercedes has been eyeing Verstappen for quite some time. With Lewis Hamilton’s contract expiring soon, the rumor mill went into overdrive. But Verstappen’s clarity about his current situation suggests that he remains committed to Red Bull.

Verstappen’s loyalty to Red Bull is evident. Despite the turbulence within the team, he emphasizes the importance of staying true to the winning formula. “Why would you want to leave when you are already in the best position?” he previously stated.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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