Talk of Max Verstappen heading to Mercedes or Ferrari will have to wait after he extended his commitment to Red Bull until the end of 2020.

The Dutchman had been linked to a move away from Red Bull Racing with both Mercedes and Ferrari chasing his signature.

However, on Friday, Red Bull announced that Verstappen had instead opted to extend his contract with the Milton Keynes squad.

“Red Bull has always shown their faith and belief in me with actions; inviting me in to the young driver programme as a 16-year-old, then giving me my start in Formula One when I was just 17, and then the opportunity to race with Red Bull Racing where I had such a dream start with this team,” said Verstappen.

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