Max Verstappen says he would only join Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes or Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari if he had no other options.
“When I think of my own career, it is not convenient to sit next to Hamilton or Vettel right now,” Verstappen said.
“Although I would absolutely do it if I had no other choice.
“I believe that with Red Bull I can also become champion, as long as we have the right package together.”
The youngster believes Mercedes’ superior car gifted Hamilton success over the last few years.
“I think Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo and I could just as easily be champion with such a car,” Verstappen added.
“When I see on-board images, I think Mercedes has not even gone full throttle in many races.”