Zarathustra wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Don’t get me wrong- I do think ánd admit that Hamilton is special, no doubt.
I do think the same thing about Verstappen.
Every once in a while you have these kind of driver, that is able to make other ‘look like amateurs’.
Furthermore I am happy Verstappen did not sign with Mercedes- have a look at Ocon.
Verstappen is in a good environment- Red Bull currently does not have the best overall package, so this will only ‘mold’ him becoming a better driver.
I don't think Verstappen has been proven in the same way Hamilton has, also i don't think he has performed under the same level of pressure or with the same level of competition. Neither has he pulled of 10% of the drives Hamilton has; and i'm just looking on Hamilton's Mclaren days. I wont even count the Mercedes days.
Talented guy yes, cut above the piers in his age group, but i don't think he is a de-factor once in 20 years kind of driver.
Hasn't really proven much given his temmates and lack of exposure to a championship fight.
Albon may well whoop Max in the next year and we will have to re-evaluate in the same way we have done with Vettel after he faced Daniel and Leclerc. You don't hear people calling Vettel the fastest over a lap anymore like they did in his Redbull days. Daniel and especially Charles have proven to be faster in qualifying.
So yea Max needs maybe a world champion teammate, and a battle for WDC, and the type of races we have seen with Hamilton even from his rookie year.
Anyhow not to divert from the topic, i think Albon may just be able to give Max something to think about in the Redbull garage.