Max Verstappen’s manager Raymond Vermeulen has insisted that winning is the “one thing” which Red Bull want, with the side choosing not to focus on “politics”.
The Austrians are currently enjoying remarkable success, which has largely come following Verstappen’s domination.
Verstappen is on a run of eight consecutive wins currently and has sensationally claimed victory in 25 of the last 34 races, since the new aerodynamic regulations were introduced.
There’s no defeating Verstappen currently and likely won’t be in years to come, with the Dutchman being contracted to Red Bull until the end of 2028.
The reigning World Champion is clearly very happy at Red Bull, with his manager having revealed that there were no discussions about his extension last season.
“No, no,” Vermeulen told Formule1.nl.
Verstappen and Red Bull are a match made in heaven, something Vermeulen puts down to the duo both being interested in the same thing.
All the pair wants to do is win and avoid politics, with the latter being something that the Dutch driver is typically keen to avoid.
“At this team, there is no politics,” Verstappen’s manager insisted.
“They want one thing: to win. And with the Verstappens, that happens to be what it’s all about. So that fit is there. But Red Bull has to have the tools to do it.”
Red Bull are set to have more control over their “tools” from 2026, when they’ll start producing their own power units.
The side will separate from Honda and enter a technical partnership with Ford when the new engine regulations come into effect, something Vermeulen believes is a huge “statement” of intent from the Milton Keynes-based team.
“That is, of course, a statement to the outside world,” Vermeulen said.
“Like, hello, guys, we are here to win. And so now they are just building their own engine. Yes, what are we talking about? If an energy drink brand starts building its own engine, I think that is a statement.
“And then if a deal like the one with Porsche doesn’t go through, it’s just: listen, guys, we have a vision at Red Bull. We believe in it and stay close to that idea.”