"In Brazil we had a first non-binding conversation with Helmut during a dinner party", explains the manager Raymond Vermeulen. "So you come into a process with each other. We then held several internal discussions with each other: about the short, medium and long-term vision." According to Vermeulen, the role of engine supplier Honda is important.
"We are confident that Honda wants to go further in terms of development."
"We still think we have unfinished business with Red Bull and Honda. We'd like to go through with the progression. Red Bull helped us in Formula One in 2015, we also have a fantastic commercial collaboration. But the most important thing remains that we want to win,"" vermeulen repeats.
"That remains the red thread. Red Bull also wants to win, they want to get the title to Milton-Keynes. And Max feels like a fish in the water with the team. Max, Jos and I agreed pretty quickly that this was the best choice."