Max Verstappen 'not afraid' for F1 future amid Red Bull quit threats

Max Verstappen says he is concerned about his Formula One future despite Red Bull's threat to quit the sport.

Verstappen drives for Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso, which would also stop racing if boss Dietrich Mateschitz decides to pull the plug at the end of the season. Mercedes and Ferrari have shown interest in Verstappen's future, and while he remains committed to Red Bull for now, he is not fearing for his future in the sport.

"I'm not afraid," he said. "I know I have a contract for some more years, so even if they pull out we have to wait and see what happens, but I'm not fearing that I won't be in F1.

"I'm not looking around [at other teams], I'm very happy with Red Bull. They did a lot for me and because of them I'm here, so for me there is no reason to look around. If they pull out then you have to do something, but for the moment there are no signs for me that they will stop so I am very happy where I am."

Asked if he was confident Red Bull would find a solution, most likely with a Ferrari engine deal, Verstappen said: "For sure, that would be fair I think."