Former F1 driver and now veteran commentator Martin Brundle said last week that he can sense the Dutchman’s “frustration” amid the team’s performance struggle early in 2017.
It comes amid rumours of a potential switch to Ferrari, but Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said the 19-year-old is clearly under contract with no exit clause.
So when asked how long he can wait for his first title, Verstappen told Bild am Sonntag newspaper: “You must be able to wait.
“You need luck to be at the right team at the right moment, and it’s a bit of a gamble.
“I’m still very young and I do not have the goal of becoming the youngest world champion. Sure it would be a nice bonus, but for me it is more important to get the most out of my career.
“If I give my best and I’ve had a good career but in the end it’s not enough for the title, that’s ok,” he added.
So when asked specifically if ‘impatience’ might mean he leaves Red Bull one day, Verstappen answered: “It’s still a bit early for that.
“I will do my best and when the contract expires, we will see what happens next. You can say a lot when you have signed a contract but you can’t do much. It’s not my focus at the moment.”
Spanish GP: Verstappen Is Bounced Out At Start
A disappointment news for Max Verstappen from this year Spanish GP, though, with the Dutchman exiting the race after just a single lap following a Turn One collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
“An unfortunate start to the race which ultimately finished it also. I tried to go around the outside as there was plenty of room there. If Valtteri had not touched Kimi, we all would have had enough room to get through that corner. ” Max said.
“Due to the contact it meant Kimi lost control and slammed into me, but it wasn’t his fault. Sometimes you have a bit of luck, like last year, sometimes you don’t as we can see this year. It was shame to not be able to take part in the race after the incident as I think with this weekend’s upgrades it could have been fun and we could have got a good result. ” the Dutch man added
“After an unfortunate race for me it’s important to focus and look ahead to Monaco, I’m hoping we can continue to improve and have a good fight there.”