Max Verstappen’s qualities as a grand prix driver are the focus of the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast, as we ask how good he really is.
By breaking down Verstappen’s game into a number of different categories – including speed, racecraft, mental strength and technical ability – Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw expose his many strengths and few weakness.
With references to specific performances in F1, his evolution as a driver and his path to F1, this offers a deeper understanding of the 22-year-old’s game.
There’s also a look at his unique development as a driver – the offspring of two talented racers in Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen – and the combination of nature and nurture that makes him so remarkable.
Having considered his qualities, we then imagine what might happen in a straight world championship fight between Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in equal equipment.
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