Max Verstappen teases Ferrari switch and takes dig at Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Max Verstappen would be open to driving alongside Ferrari ace Charles Leclerc, who won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

However, the Dutchman admitted there could be issues between the two of them, but that would not stand in his way of moving to the Italian team.

Verstappen justified his claim by having a pop at Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who fell out while team-mate at Mercedes in 2016.

“Charles and I could get along at the same team,” Verstappen told Ziggo Sport.

“We both want to win, but we respect each other.

“I won’t deny that there could be conflicts, but it wouldn’t be like Hamilton and Rosberg at Mercedes.”

Verstappen is under contract with Red Bull until the end of the 2020 campaign.

And his father insists the 21-year-old is fully focussed on challenging for the world title with the Austrian outfit.

“The most important thing is that we get a car with which we can become world champion,” Jos Verstappen added.

“But there’s nothing going on right now. We are concentrating on 2020 and then we will look.”

Jos also explained that his son is not afraid of battling Leclerc for many years to come.

“We’ve known Leclerc for a long time. Max has been racing him for a long time,” he said.

“He is a fast driver and I think it’s really nice that in the coming years we will see a fight between Hamilton, Verstappen and Leclerc.

“That’s good for the sport.”

Verstappen is just three points ahead of Leclerc in the Drivers’ Championship as the pair tussle for third place, behind the pair of Mercedes.

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