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Is Max Verstappen Joining F1 Mercedes?
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In the constantly growing world of Formula 1, where teams and drivers continuously looking to improve their place in the rankings.  Recently rumours stated about the uncertainty within the Red Bull team and the possible transfer of Max Verstappen to Mercedes. The Dutchman has been a vital driver for the Red Bull team and has won three World Championships with the team. At the peak of his career, Verstappen may have a good opportunity to start in a new team with the departure of the team’s technical officer. 

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Verstappen is recently under contract with Red Bull till the end of the 2028 season. But rumors say he might have a clause allowing him to quit the team early in certain situations. 

Is Max Verstappen Joining F1 Mercedes?Credits: Red Bull Racing’s X (Twitter)

The reason for these rumors to begin is due to the recent accusations made against Christian Horner, the principal of the Red Bull team. Even though the allegations were dismissed, it caused some confusion among the team members, resulting in a power struggle, causing Adrian Newey to depart the team as well. 

Mercedes have been looking into the possibility of hiring the Dutchman, if his legal advisor, Helmut Marko leaves Red Bull, there may be a condition in his contract allowing him to make an early exit from the team due to which there has been ongoing speculation about the future of Verstappen with Red Bull. 

Will Max Verstappen Leave Red Bull?

Max Verstappen is one of the strongest drivers on the grid and Mercedes is a team that has dominated Formula One for a long time, the idea of Verstappen joining Mercedes is appealing to all the fans. Bringing in an interesting new dynamic in the F1 world.

The Dutchman’s aggressive racing style and track record of success might give the Mercedes team its dominance and may result in a strong partnership. Verstappen’s main aim is winning, so the team must first show that it can improve its performance. If they can convince Verstappen to make a change, it would have a significant impact on the sport for years.

As of right now, there has been no formal confirmation of Verstappen leaving Red Bull. He is still one of Red Bull’s most important drivers, and his possible exit from the team would surely have a big impact on Red Bull and a huge advantage for Mercedes.

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Fiza is a writer at The Sports Orbit, focusing on F1 coverage. She is currently pursuing her master's in broadcasting journalism and has a profound love for motorsports. She finds F1 to be the most engaging among others due to its adrenaline rush. She got interested in the sport after watching an F1 race with her brother and uncle, and she's been hooked ever since. Her favorite team is Mercedes and she is a fan of Lewis Hamilton. Besides her dedication to F1, she enjoys activities like reading, practicing her calligraphy skills, and experimenting with cooking.