Verstappen world champion: “With Red Bull forever”

The Dutchman: “I love my team and I want to stay for the rest of my life”

“It’s incredible, I tried for the whole race, I always kept fighting and I had the chance on the last lap. It’s crazy, crazy, I don’t know what to say.” Max Verstappen is the Formula 1 world champion. The Dutch Red Bull driver is looking for the right words after his incredible triumph in the Abu Dhabi GP, won by overtaking Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes on the last lap. “The guys on my team deserve the title and I love them. This year has been incredible. Finally there was some luck for me too, it was really crazy”, he says referring to the decisive entry of the safety car in track. “I have a lot of thanks to my teammate Checo (Perez) because he rode with his heart today, it was a great team effort and he is an extraordinary companion,” says the world champion.

“A message to my team? They know that I love them and I hope we can continue together for 10-15 years, there is no reason to change, I want to stay for the rest of my life and I hope they allow me, I am very happy . Our goal was to win the championship and we did it, “he adds.