Max Verstappen, the Red Bull driver, has raised doubts about his future in Formula 1 after the announcement of the shake-up to the sprint format this week. Under the new format, qualifying for Sunday’s race will take place on Friday afternoon after the first practice, and Saturday will be ‘sprint day’ with a new sprint shootout qualifying session before the sprint race. The sprint race will have no impact on the grid for Sunday’s grand prix. Verstappen, who is currently leading the World Championship, is not in favour of the changes and said: “I always said that even if there won’t be any more sprint races, if we keep expanding the calendar and the whole weekend is that long, at one point you question yourself: is it worth it?” Verstappen, who has a contract with Red Bull until the end of 2028, also added that, “I think sometimes you get to a point in your career where maybe you want to do other stuff.”
Is the life of a Formula 1 driver really worth it? Max Verstappen raises doubts about his future in the sport.
- 6 May 2023
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