Verstappen: No extra pressure at Red Bull

By on Friday, May 6, 2016
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Max Verstappen does not believe that he faces extra pressure off the back of his promotion from Toro Rosso to Red Bull.

Verstappen, 18, made his Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso in 2015 having been signed by Red Bull's young driver scheme mid-2014 while racing in Formula 3.

Verstappen caught the eye during his debut campaign but remained with Toro Rosso into 2016, before Red Bull announced on Thursday that he will race for the senior squad across the remainder of the year.

Verstappen visited Red Bull's factory in Milton Keynes for a seat fitting and to get to know his new engineers.

"I wouldn’t say [there is] more pressure to be honest, driving for a top team you always try and do your best and it’s what you always try and do," he said.

"[I will] take it quite relaxed and see where it goes and see how I can work with the engineers and study the procedures and go from there."

Verstappen's impressive form led to speculation that he could move away from the Red Bull set-up, amid speculation linking him to Mercedes and Ferrari, but he insists he was always happy with Red Bull.

!To be honest I was always very happy at Red Bull," he said.

"I never saw a reason to change and of course with this opportunity there is no reason to change."

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