Super Max will remain a formidable opponent


Max Verstappen will always remain a formidable opponent, even if he wasn’t behind the wheel of a flying Red Bull fire truck.

The 25-year-old racer is once again unstoppable this year. He has now won six races in a row and at the same time built up a lead of 99 points in the drivers’ standings.

“I am convinced that he can even win races as a member of an average racing team. He is not only very talented, but his confidence cup is also full to the brim,” said Marc Surer.

The Swiss ex-racing driver (71) believes that Verstappen’s maturity also makes a real difference.

“He knows what he can do, he knows how to do it and he knows how to manage people. His mature approach to the sport is very impressive.”

With his 42nd career victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, the young Dutchman overtook the legendary Ayrton Senna’s victory record.

According to Surer, there are similarities between these two racers.

“Senna was always determined, even when he overtook an opponent. It was all or nothing; he was a real racer. Many of the current racing drivers do not possess a similar mindset, but Verstappen is definitely the exception.”

Driver scoring:

  1. Max Verstappen: 255 points
  2. Sergio Perez: 156 points
  3. Fernando Alonso: 137 points
  4. Lewis Hamilton: 121 points
  5. Carlos Sainz: 83 points
  6. George Russell: 82 points
  7. Charles Leclerc: 74 points
  8. Lance Stroll: 44 points
  9. Lando Norris: 42 points
  10. Esteban Ocon: 31 points.

Manufacturer Punctuation:

  1. Red Bull: 411 points
  2. Mercedes: 203 points
  3. Aston Martin: 181 points
  4. Ferrari: 157 points
  5. McLaren: 59 points.