He has the best chance to do so - he started ridiculously young and these days the potential career is in to the driver's 40s. Only needs cars at /near the front to have a great chance of being the all time champ in terms of wins/poles/titles. Starting at 17 when the likes of Schumacher and Hamilton started at 22 gives him a huge chance to top the various totals. At 24 he's already nearly a quarter of the way to the current wins record.chrisc90 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:55 pmOf course he will be. You only have to look at some of the things Max has done in his time in F1 at his age to realise he's on a record breaking run/challenge.politburo wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:13 pmHad a random thought just now, Verstappen will go down as the greatest F1 driver of all time.
He is only 24 but has 28 wins in 6 years, which is more than Rosberg, Button, Raikonnen, Hakkinen, and Stewart amongst many. Has only 4 wins less than Alonso, 25 away from Vettel. Of course, Lewis and Michael are the GOAT benchmark but at this current rate in these new regs, if RedBull continues like this which is almost certain they will, it will allow him to win 10-13 races a year and will get him to Schumacher in ~7 years, he'll be 31. And add onto that he beat an in-prime Hamilton last year and an all-time qualifier like Leclerc this year it bolsters his case. But his lack of Qualifying dominance compared to Vettel, Schumi and Hamilton may be the main detriment.
Of course, there are no certainties in F1 - next year Red Bull might be the third best car (yeah, unlikely but we won't know until we get there). Or some other circumstance changes and he decides to go early - having children has been known to change the direction of many men.