Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s Formula 1 advisor, believes Max Verstappen’s progress has been overshadowed by the car’s superiority, and that the Dutchman could take pole position behind the wheel of a Haas or AlphaTauri.
|According to Marko, Verstappen will mean a different level in each car (Photo: AFP)
the Red Bull Thirteen in a row, while the individual World Cup team towering leader Max Verstappen He has eight successes and has every chance to be next Dutch Grand Prix He set the record for most consecutive wins. When seeing such dominance, the question always arises to what extent the car and the competitor contribute to the superiority. According to former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya, at least seven or eight drivers will win in Verstappen’s place, while Red Bull’s advisor, Helmut Marko He believes the Dutchman will represent a separate league in each racing machine.
“Max will represent a separate league in each car. The 2020 Max cannot be compared to the 2023 Max except for name identity. For me, Lewis (Hamilton) has always been a master in the way he reads the races and manages the tyres. Max was now on par with him, and maybe even a little better, as his raw speed became stronger. It has been through an amazing development process!”
Verstappen was more than eight-tenths of a second ahead of his direct rival in the spa time trial on the drying track. Marko believes the Dutchman would have taken the lead behind the wheel of a Haas or AlphaTauri.
“Give him a Haas or an AlphaTauri in those conditions, they’re both qualified cars and he’ll get pole position in them. It’s hard to say how long he’ll be motivated to fight in AlphaTauri, but Max is different. One day he’ll come and say: ‘Thank you, that’s all!’ .