The current líder of the Formula 1 World Championship, Max Verstappen, continues to receive praise for the great season he has, especially after his triumph at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The most recent words were from Franz Tost, the Dutch driver's first team manager and who met him when he was just 17 years old.
Tost, current AlphaTauri team boss, noted that Verstappen reminded him of seven-time world champion Michael Shumacher for his ability behind the wheel.
“I first met Max with his father at the Nürburgring. He was still driving go-karts at the time,” he told F1 Insider.
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“The next time I saw him was at the Norisring in Formula 3. In the rain, Max drove in a league of his own. At that moment he reminded me of Michael Schumacher,” Franz said.
The Austrian stressed that they received a lot of criticism when Verstappen signed with Toro Rosso, although he already showed the talent he had.
"You could see what a mega talent Max was, after all, we had a lot of criticism when he came to Toro Rosso at the age of 17."
"He never had any problem with the high speed of a Formula 1 car, he always had everything under control from the beginning," he concluded.