Max Verstappen can quit F1 'sooner than we think' says Helmut Marko

Red Bull racing advisor Helmut Marko made some shocking revelations about the future of reigning ,

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen. According to the Austrian, the Dutch ace may quit the sport "sooner than we all think."

The 24-year-old won his first F1 Drivers World Championship title in 2021 after a gruelling year-long battle,

 with seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton. The 2022 campaign started out in similar circumstances, with Ferrari driver Charles

Leclerc taking an early lead. However, Red Bull quickly sorted out their reliability problems, and Ferrari,

while maintaining pace, had their fair share of reliability issues and strategy bust-ups.

The Italian team shot themselves in the foot on more than one occasion,

while Red Bull managed to back up Verstappen's skill with constantly improving machinery and brilliant strategy calls.

 What many thought was going to be a tight battle in 2022 has evolved into sheer dominance for Verstappen.

Verstappen now holds a commanding 116-point lead over Leclerc. While he hasn't clinched the title mathematically just yet,

 it would take a series of unlikely circumstances for anyone to snatch the trophy away form him.

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