Dutch driver Max Verstappen joined the Red Bull Racing Team in 2016. There have been rumors of his transfer to the Mercedes team over the years, but this never happened. Mercedes team leader Toto Wolfe admitted: Verstappen is very strong at the moment. Wolfe is also controlling the quality of his team's drivers and is also looking for drivers who can play for the Mercedes team in the future.
荷兰车手马克斯·维斯塔彭（Max Verstappen）于2016年加入红牛车队。多年来，有传闻称他转会至梅赛德斯车队，但这从未发生。梅赛德斯车队负责人托托·沃尔夫（Toto Wolfe）坦言：Verstappen目前非常强大。沃尔夫（Wolfe）还控制着车队司机的素质，并正在寻找将来可以为梅赛德斯车队效力的车手。
"Valtery (referring to Bottas) is doing very well, Lewis (referring to Hamilton) also has a good performance. They are both at the peak of technology." Wolff said, "More importantly, we have a group of young people. Drivers, they can stand up and become our future strength. We are also studying this issue. The situation around Max does not give us any chance."
"He has always been with Red Bull and I respect his loyalty very much. I think it is important for Red Bull to have a driver like Max. Red Bull signed him very early." At present, Red Bull and Mercedes still have a lot of Big gap, but Wolfe hopes they can catch up. "The longer the current rules, the more teams will catch up."
Wolf explained the reason why the Mercedes team will not dominate for a long time. "Our level of development will decline, and the catching-up team will continue to develop for a longer time. Red Bull is slowly approaching us, and we are full of expectations. After all, we need such a challenge."