Even if he extends his contract with Red Bull until 2028, Max Verstappen still benefits from an exit clause. Only if the team experienced a very large performance penalty.
Max Verstappen renews with Red Bull before season resumes another five years, which takes the Dutch until 2028. Also a bit subtle. One of Austria’s directors, Helmut Marko, has confirmed that the reigning world champions will benefit from a special clause if the Red Bull team underperform.
“If there is some kind of ‘surprise’ at Red Bull, like in 2014, there will obviously be an exit clause,” Marko said. In 2014, Red Bull actually missed the transition to hybrid rules and experienced disappointing results. Therefore, a decline in Red Bull’s performance will open the door for a possible departure from the Dutchman.
highest paid driver
In any case, this extension is very lucrative for Max Verstappen. According to Dutch media reports, he will now be the highest paid F1 driver in the world, with a new salary estimated at 50 million euros per season.
After two grands prix, Max Verstappen is third in the drivers’ standings behind two Ferraris (Leclerc and Sainz).the dutch won Jeddah Grand Prixon the other hand, the resumption of the season has turned into a nightmare in Bahrain, Double give up Red Bull at the end of the game.