Max Verstappen's number one ambition since he joined Formula 1 hasn't been to win the world championship. Instead, it's been to win the world championship with Red Bull.
It's that subtle difference that explains much - but not all - about why he and Red Bull made an early move to commit to a long-term contract that will keep him at the team until 2023.
The message relayed over recent months was that there was no rush for the team to sort its 2021 driver line-up until the middle of this year. After all, as F1 approached the end of last season, there appeared little reason to panic.