Russell proved Verstappen better than Hamilton – boss

Max Verstappen is already better than seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

That is the sensational claim of Christian Horner, the Red Bull team boss who thinks the image of Hamilton’s dominance took a major hit late in 2020.

“I think he is the best, yes,” Horner told the Dutch publication RacingNews365 when asked about team driver Verstappen.

“Russell’s performance at Mercedes confirmed that for me.”

He is referring to the Sakhir GP, where Russell stepped up from his back-of-the-grid Williams seat to substitute for Hamilton while the seven time world champion had covid-19.

Horner said his comments should not be interpreted as him being “blind to all that Hamilton has achieved”, but pointed out that the 36-year-old driver “does have access to a good package while Max has to get more and more out of his car”.

“You can see that by the fact that a driver from Williams qualified directly on the front row of the grid and almost won the race,” he said.

“If someone had to get into Max’s car – if he had coronavirus – they would never reach his level of performance,” Horner claims.

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3 months ago

I am embarrassed for him and for Red Bull. Would he (Mr. Horner) agree to same when Red Bull & Vetell was dominating. He should just team up with Jos & Max and form a trio Max & Jos featuring Chris. Focus on putting a competitive package together and stop making excuses, it’s bad form gentlemen, bad form indeed.

Alex Albuquerque
Alex Albuquerque
3 months ago
Reply to  Roger

He will say whatever he needs to say to keep the attention on RB and Max, its. his job. I wouldnt take what he says too seriously. Max is fast but far from a champ. Perez will show us all that Max isn’t bullet proof.

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