“No one else is as comfortable with RB16B as Verstappen”
Jacques Villeneuve thinks Max Verstappen is making a good impression so far this season. Formula 1 analyst says the five-time Grand Prix winner has become much more mature again and this is very important in the duel with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
“He is in very good shape, Red Bull is oriented towards him, he drives the car perfectly”, Villeneuve said in an interview with Italy Daily Libero. The only world champion believes that 2021 is already a very good season for Verstappen. “Whether he wins the championship or not, it’s a good year and he’s matured a lot.”
Verstappen maturity welcomed
Hamilton held the lead in the World Cup until the Monaco Grand Prix. After that, it was the Dutch driver Red Bull who won six GPs, but he had to cede that position to the seven-time world champion after Hungary. It’s an intense duel, on and off the track. “He is fighting against a Mercedes in great crisis and for the search for the hundredth which makes the difference.”
With his RB16B so adapted to the wishes of Verstappen, the Dutchman is completely one with his car. “Red Bull took advantage of Verstappen and in their hands today’s car is an arrow. No one else will be able to be so comfortable.