Verstappen wants the same weapons as Hamilton
Max Verstappen has long been considered a Formula 1 superstar. But how long does he want to wait before he can challenge Lewis Hamilton?
How long does Verstappen have to wait before he can challenge Lewis Hamilton?
In theory, that’s still possible. Hamilton has still not renewed his contract with Mercedes, which will expire at the end of this year. Verstappen wouldn’t mind if Red Bull signed him for 2021. So he could beat him with the same weapons and become world champion in 2021. If not, it will be difficult. “Corona has frozen development opportunities for next year,” said the Dutchman, “maybe we will be able to get closer. But we can hardly beat them.”
One thing is certain: It is not easy for Marko at the moment. He has to please Honda and keep his best driver engaged. In addition: So far, Honda has only committed to Formula 1 until 2021. Some insiders such as ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone assume that the Japanese could end their F1 involvement at the end of 2021. Marko: “The decision should be made in early October.”
The Japanese have to do better now. Also because of Verstappen.