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Verstappen: Netflix Drive to Survive return needs to be "more on my terms"

Max Verstappen could return to the Netflix Formula 1 series Drive to Survive after a "good chat" with producers to try and get a greater say in how he is portrayed.

Verstappen exclusive: Why F1’s champion isn’t fazed by Silverstone return

Max Verstappen is the world’s number one racing driver… and he’s determined to keep it that way. Speaking exclusively to GP Racing's OLEG KARPOV, the Red Bull driver explains why he’s relishing the 2022 championship battle with Charles Leclerc – and why he’s not worried about returning to Silverstone, the scene of the biggest accident of his career last year

Verstappen: No hard feelings over Hamilton Copse crash one year later

Max Verstappen says there are no hard feelings with 2021 Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton over last year’s crash at Copse ahead of their return to Silverstone this weekend.

Red Bull: Added F1 experience making Verstappen ‘complete’ driver

Red Bull chiefs thinks Max Verstappen’s growing experience is one of the key factors that has made him a ‘complete’ driver in Formula 1 right now.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Verstappen fastest in Canadian GP on Friday

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest during Canadian Grand Prix practice on Friday, the ninth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

F1 Canadian GP: Verstappen holds off Leclerc in FP2

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen pipped Charles Leclerc to the top spot in second practice for Formula 1’s 2022 Canadian Grand Prix, with Carlos Sainz third in the other Ferrari.

Verstappen: Wrong for FIA to change F1 rules mid-season over porpoising

Max Verstappen believes it would be wrong for the FIA to change the rules mid-season to curb porpoising as it is "very simple" for Formula 1 teams to solve.

F1 Canadian GP: Verstappen leads FP1 from Sainz

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen opened the batting for the Canadian Grand Prix by setting the pace in the first Formula 1 practice session over Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso.

Would Leclerc have won in Baku had his Ferrari survived?

Charles Leclerc's second engine problem in three races meant Max Verstappen had a free run to claim his fifth win of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Whether Leclerc would have been able to repel the Red Bull driver's charge on much older tyres is a question we'll never know the answer to. However, there are some clues from the in-race data that we can infer from

Red Bull: Verstappen/Perez lead swap in Azerbaijan GP not team orders

Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists the position swap between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez that changed the lead of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was not strictly team orders.

Verstappen confident of catching Leclerc before his Azerbaijan F1 DNF

Max Verstappen was confident he could have caught Charles Leclerc when his Formula 1 world title rival was leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix before the Monegasque’s Ferrari engine failed.

Verstappen chasing more front end from his Red Bull F1 car

Max Verstappen has admitted he would like more front-end grip from his Red Bull, as he faces an increased threat from Formula 1 team-mate Sergio Perez.

Red Bull: Perez now as comfortable as Verstappen in RB18 F1 car

Red Bull believes Sergio Perez is now as comfortable with its Formula 1 car as Max Verstappen, which has allowed the Mexican to make a solid step in 2022.

Verstappen: Spain issue shows F1 still needs DRS despite 2022 rules

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says his DRS issue in Spain has demonstrated that Formula 1 still needs the drag reduction system to facilitate overtaking despite its new-for-2022 car designs.

How Perez has been better for Red Bull in 2022

OPINION: One week on from getting a ruthless Red Bull team orders call at Barcelona, Sergio Perez delivered the team’s sixth Monaco Grand Prix victory and earned a two-year contract extension. This success backs up discernible improvements the team has noticed in driver who is now his country’s most successful Formula 1 racer

Spanish GP garage panic prompts F1 fuel temperature debate

Formula 1 teams are discussing the procedure for declaring the minimum fuel temperature with the FIA after the last-minute panic for Red Bull and AlphaTauri at the Spanish Grand Prix.

What is behind Verstappen's recurrent DRS problems

Max Verstappen may have taken victory in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix, but it wasn't without drama, especially with his DRS.

Horner: It "didn't make sense" for Verstappen and Perez to fight in Spanish GP

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner insists it “didn’t make sense” for Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to battle in the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix while on different strategies.

Verstappen: F1 Spanish GP Turn 4 error "really caught me by surprise"

Spanish Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen admits his Turn 4 error "really caught me by surprise" and says he was "lucky" to avoid damaging his Red Bull Formula 1 car.

Verstappen: DRS issues made Red Bull change F1 strategy to win Spanish GP

Max Verstappen said his intermittent DRS problems made it "difficult" to win Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix, which is why Red Bull turned to strategy to come out on top.

DRS fault caused Verstappen's Spanish GP Q3 slowdown

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says a DRS problem caused Max Verstappen to abort his final Spanish Grand Prix Q3 run, but doesn't believe he would have been able to beat polesitter Charles Leclerc.

Horner: Angsty Verstappen nothing to worry about

Red Bull insists it is not worried by Max Verstappen’s irritation at recent reliability dramas as both team and driver share the same focus on winning in Formula 1.

Verstappen: Miami and Vegas won’t take away from Monaco’s F1 status

Max Verstappen doubts Formula 1’s shift towards new events such as Miami and Las Vegas will take anything away from Monaco’s status on the calendar.

Verstappen: Red Bull needs to make F1 weekends "less difficult"

Max Verstappen says Red Bull must "start making the weekends less difficult" having missed most of Friday practice and was surprised to fight for pole at Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Horner sees "genuine respect" in F1 fight between Verstappen and Leclerc

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner believes there is “genuine respect” between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc after spending much of their junior careers racing against each other.

Verstappen voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Max Verstappen has won the 2022 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, becoming the fourth Formula 1 driver to do so in its history.

Verstappen: Leclerc’s Imola F1 spin “easily done”

Max Verstappen had sympathy for Formula 1 world title rival Charles Leclerc after he lost an Emilia Romagna Grand Prix podium in a spin as he felt “the mistake is easily done”.

Verstappen "still not a fan" of F1 sprint races, despite Imola win

Max Verstappen says he still does not like Formula 1’s sprint race format, despite his Saturday victory over Charles Leclerc at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Imola F1 sprint race was a "waiting game"

Max Verstappen said the Emilia Romagna Formula 1 sprint turned into a "waiting game" for him once it became clear race leader Charles Leclerc was suffering from tyre graining.

Why Verstappen escaped investigation for yellow flag pole lap

Max Verstappen's brilliant pole position lap for Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix raised some eyebrows as it came after he passed through a yellow flag zone.

Horner: Honda has fixed fuel line issue that caused Verstappen's Australian GP DNF

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner is confident Honda has fixed the fuel line issue that stopped Max Verstappen in the Australian Grand Prix.

Verstappen backs call for F1 weekend media format changes

World champion Max Verstappen has supported calls that Formula 1's new weekend format with the media doesn't work for drivers, as it has unnecessarily increased their workload.

Verstappen: "No reason to believe" in F1 title right now

Max Verstappen believes there is "no reason to believe" in the Formula 1 title at the moment after suffering two retirements in the first three races of the season.

Verstappen: No clear fix for Red Bull's early season F1 struggles

Max Verstappen says there is no “clear fix” for Red Bull’s early Formula 1 struggles in 2022 after retiring for the second time in three races in Australia on Sunday.

Verstappen: F1 must speed up “turtle” Aston Martin safety car

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has urged Formula 1 to speed up its "turtle" Aston Martin Vantage safety car as drivers struggled to maintain tyre temperature at the Australian Grand Prix.

Verstappen F1 fuel system issue ‘totally separate’ to Bahrain problem

Christian Horner says the fuel system issue that caused Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen’s retirement in Australia is “totally separate” to the problem that hit Red Bull in Bahrain.

Red Bull's reliability issues "unacceptable", says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Red Bull's reliability problems are "unacceptable" if the team wants to keep itself in the Formula 1 title hunt.

FIA shuts down Verstappen F1 safety car restart tactics

The FIA has clarified Formula 1’s safety car restart rules to prevent drivers employing tactics including the side-by-side move Max Verstappen has used against Charles Leclerc twice in 2022.

Verstappen played "smart tricks" to beat Leclerc in Saudi F1 GP

Red Bull's Max Verstappen said "playing smart tricks" in the final DRS zone proved key to his Saudi Arabian Grand Prix win after a long duel with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

The hurdles that threatened young Verstappen's irrepressible rise Plus

The hurdles that threatened young Verstappen's irrepressible rise

Max Verstappen blazed a trail through karting and Formula 3, with ferocious support from his father Jos. But for all his obvious talent, which earned the future world champion a 2015 Formula 1 drive after just a single year in car racing, the ride to get him there wasn’t always an easy one

Verstappen confused by lack of grip in F1 Saudi Arabian GP Q3 runs

Max Verstappen was perplexed by his lack of grip in Q3 of Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, feeling like he "was driving on a different tyre".

Verstappen: Drive to Survive editing made Norris "look like a dick"

Max Verstappen has again blasted the accuracy of Netflix Formula 1 documentary Drive to Survive as “not correct”, highlighting scenes that make Lando Norris look “a bit of a dick”.

Marko: Red Bull takes blame for slow Verstappen F1 outlaps

Max Verstappen’s slow outlaps that cost him the chance to get the undercut and lead in Bahrain were Red Bull’s mistake, according to Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko.

The unseen Verstappen problem that ensured Leclerc's Bahrain GP win

Max Verstappen’s fight for victory in the opening race of Formula 1’s new era and his first as defending world champion was ultimately ended by a fuel pump problem, although an unseen mechanical woe became key to him losing out to Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Verstappen: Bahrain DNF could be "very important" in F1 title fight

Max Verstappen found it “very disappointing” to retire from second late in the Bahrain Grand Prix, saying the lost points could prove “very important” in the Formula 1 title fight.

Verstappen suffered "hit and miss" runs during F1 Bahrain GP pole shootout

Max Verstappen says inconsistencies during his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying runs meant he narrowly missed out on pole position for the 2022 Formula 1 opener.

Verstappen: No point to prove, people forget my F1 2021 record

Max Verstappen believes he has no point to prove in Formula 1 this season, saying that people “forget” his record against Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton from last year.

Alonso: Verstappen "will have less pressure" as reigning F1 champion

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso believes Max Verstappen will race with less pressure after claiming his first title in 2021.

Verstappen still not at "full beans" despite topping F1 test

Max Verstappen says he is still not at "full beans" with his Red Bull, despite a blistering time on the final day of the Bahrain Formula 1 test.

Autosport Podcast: Top 10 Red Bull F1 drivers ranked

Red Bull is much younger than Formula 1’s other big teams, having arrived in 2005, but in less than two decades it has racked up some impressive achievements. Autosport takes on ranking its best.

What kind of champion will Verstappen be for F1?

Max Verstappen says it doesn’t change anything, but becoming world champion inevitably does exactly that – in many ways. So what can we expect from F1’s 34th title winner in 2022?

Will Verstappen be a Red Bull Formula 1 'lifer'?

OPINION: Max Verstappen’s bumper new Red Bull Formula 1 deal will keep him at the team until he is 31, but could it pave the way to a partnership even more permanent?

Max Verstappen signs longest ever Red Bull F1 deal until 2028

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen will stay with Red Bull until the end of the 2028 season after signing a five-year extension to his contract.

Verstappen set for new big money Red Bull F1 contract

Max Verstappen is poised to sign a big-money contract extension that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 team for the long term, according to a report in Dutch media.

Verstappen blasts "very unfair" decision to drop F1 race director Masi

Max Verstappen has blasted the decision to remove Michael Masi as Formula 1 race director following the 2021 Abu Dhabi controversy, calling it “very unfair” and “not the right decision”. 

Verstappen feared he couldn’t finish F1 title decider due to leg cramp

Max Verstappen reckons he wouldn’t have been able to do one more lap of last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to leg cramp after the final Formula 1 safety car restart.

Red Bull: "No risk, no fun" attitude foundation for Verstappen F1 success

Red Bull says a more ‘no risk, no fun’ attitude it has over Mercedes was key for laying the foundations that turned Max Verstappen into a Formula 1 world champion.

F1 and MotoGP champions Verstappen, Marquez nominated for Laureus awards

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen and six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez are up for nomination in this year’s Laureus Awards.

Red Bull trio faces penalty points hangover in F1 2022

While Formula 1 is embarking of an all-new rules era in 2022, there remain some carry over elements that could still count for a lot in the battles ahead.

Verstappen adds F1 champion tweaks to helmet design

Max Verstappen has revealed a number of tweaks he has made to his Formula 1 helmet design for 2022 as a celebration of his world championship success.