The five-time MotoGP champion relishes the prospect of taking on F1 equivalent Lewis Hamilton, who like Marquez has dominated his respective series in the last five years.
While he is in a commanding position to claim his sixth world title, Lewis Hamilton quashed any suggestions he is ready to hang up his helmet at the end of the season.
The 23-year-old British-born Thai driver has scored 16 points from 12 races, with his best result a sixth-placed finish in the rain-affected German Grand Prix.
The Briton failed to secure the podium finish she needed to guarantee the title, slipping from the lead to finish fourth – the only time in the six-race season she has finished outside the top three.
The importance of this weekend is not lost on Jamie Chadwick. A podium finish in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch on Sunday will see her become the W Series’ first champion.
The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on ASPM’s infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible for technical expertise, commercial and marketing.
Silverstone revealed the date on Thursday in an email to fans. It means the race will sidestep the finals of Euro 2020 at Wembley and the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
Lewis Hamilton has called on Red Bull to offer Fernando Alonso a return to Formula One. The idea has been gaining momentum because Alonso’s has contacted a number of senior figures.
MARTIN SAMUEL – CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Verstappen will in all probability one day be where Lewis Hamilton is now, but for the time being a little respect is due.
JONATHAN McEVOY AT THE HUNGARORING: Hamilton drove like a man possessed to win the Hungarian Grand Prix – taking advantage of an improbable strategy call by his Mercedes team.