“No ovals for me, I’ve said that before” – Max Verstappen backs down from competing in the IndyCar 500 due to the life threatening risks

Janmeyjay Shukla
|Published December 12, 2022

Two times Formula One world champion Max Verstappen discusses life after Formula One but with a slight twist to the story. He does have plans of continuing driving except for one particular event.

The 2022 world champion broke into the Formula One world at the teenage age of just 17. Driving for the likes of Toro Rosso, he was surely one for the future as a generational talent in line.

He signed with Red Bull replacing Danil Kvyat and making his debut at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. As the rest they say is history for the youngest-ever Formula One debutant.

Max Verstappen’s future in Formula One after 2028

Max Verstappen signed a new contract with Red Bull, keeping him in the British outfit until 2028. He will be 31 by then and will surely be competing at the highest level looking at the current scenario of F1 drivers.

However, once the Dutch international retires from Formula One, he is not looking for a role in the media. He explained that analysis or commentary is something that he does not enjoy doing.

He surely has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest Formula One drivers and is now competing for more achievements. Besides, he still has a long way to go to catch Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

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No future in the IndyCar 500 for Max Verstappen

The future of Max Verstappen in Formula One is uncertain after 2028. He may end up in another competitive team or retire from the sport one and for all.

However, what is certain is his dislike for the IndyCar 500. During an interview, he expressed that although he has respect for the drivers, he does not like driving on the oval-shaped track.

Adding to that, he explained the risk behind driving in Indy500 after spending his entire life in Formula One. Both sports are very fast and life-threatening in their own ways.

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Janmeyjay Shukla

Janmeyjay Shukla

Janmeyjay Shukla is an artist who contributes his expressions through words as an F1 writer and editor at The SportsRush. He is an F1 historian who has been watching the sport since he was a baby. Passed on from generation to generation, he has seen the prime of Michael Schumacher to the rise of Max Verstappen. A Mercedes fan from the days of the Brawn GP era, the sport runs in his blood. Besides Formula One, Janmeyjay is a Marketing Head and a musician who loves to sing and play Rock & Pop songs on guitar. His love for sports will never die as he is a loyal Liverpool Football Club fan as well!

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