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Verstappen snubs Red Bull in favour of Mercedes

Max Verstappen Teenage hot property Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning Formula 1 world champions Red Bull as he maps a path to Formula 1. The talented son of former Benetton and Minardi driver Jos Verstappen visited the Hockenheim paddock last weekend, reportedly at the invitation of several Formula 1 teams. Young Dutchman Verstappen, 16, is the hot talent of European F3 since moving up from karts, and now the target of top Formula 1 teams including McLaren and Ferrari. Father and son reportedly sat down with Helmut Marko ahead of the German Grand Prix, undoubtedly to discuss Verstappen joining Red Bull's famous young driver programme. 'When the time is right,' Jos told...
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