Despite being each other’s rivals, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have revealed a similar retirement plan. The duo have competed with each other since their junior years and it looks like the fight will continue even after their retirement.

As both are still quite young in their careers, it is unlikely that they will retire any time soon. However, Verstappen, who has already won 2 league titles, has said he doesn’t want to race at the age of 41.

The Dutchman has also said that his current long-term deal is all he has on his mind at the moment. Whether or not he wants to continue after the 2028 season, time will tell.

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc retirement plans

Despite differing views on retirement, Leclerc and Verstappen have cut their post-retirement jobs for them. In an online video, Leclerc revealed that after his F1 career he could go to the circus while training at the gym. To demonstrate his circus skills, the Ferrari driver did a headstand and began walking upside down.

In a similar scenario, Red Bull’s Verstappen said if Cirque du Soleil was looking for someone, he was willing to be hired there. The Dutchman also demonstrated his skills by smoothly juggling 3 balls while walking. Fans aside, even Cirque du Soleil was impressed, as the entertainment company noted: “They would make extraordinary artists.”

Will there be a title fight between Verstappen and Leclerc in 2023?

Red Bull has currently turned out to be the fastest car in the starting field after 3 races of the season. It’s evident that the Milton-Keynes-based team has built on their performance of the last year and continued to evolve.

Meanwhile, Ferrari appears to be even worse off in terms of performance than it did in 2022. The challenger of the 2023 Italy squad is struggling to find the pace and has been spotted in midfield.

With Red Bull dominating, Verstappen has taken an impressive lead in the standings while Leclerc sits at the bottom with 6 points in the bag. Therefore, there’s a good chance there won’t be an uphill battle between Leclerc and Verstappen unless Ferrari bring a massive upgrade to boost its performance.


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