Helmut Marko: 'Max Verstappen rumours not a worry'

Dr Helmut Marko says that he is not losing sleep over rumours Max Verstappen could be on the move.

Dr Helmut Marko has said that he is not losing sleep over rumours that Max Verstappen could be on the move.

Earlier this year, amid reports that Mercedes and Ferrari want to poach the Dutchman, Marko said that Red Bull would not agree to release him for €100m (£89.3m).

It is now being rumoured that F1's rival top teams are in fact considering huge sums of money to tempt Verstappen, who is under contract at Red Bull for 2018 and 2019.

Marko told Bild am Sonntag: "I'm not worried. Max started with us and he wants to get his first world championship with us. That is our desire as well."

It is rumoured, however, that Mercedes's interest is not just one way.

Marko commented: "Herr [Toto] Wolff talking with father [Jos] Verstappen is just typical Formula 1. I am not sleeping badly."

Verstappen is currently sixth in the driver standings.

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