MAX VERSTAPPEN has been in comparison with the seven-time champion and Ferrari icon Michael Schumacher.
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Max Verstappen has been likened to Michael Schumacher as he has comparable abilities behind the wheel, in accordance with former Ferrari star Eddie Irvine. He claims his capacity to “preserve a fantastic tempo” is much like the enduring German star.
Irvine additionally warns Verstappen ensures nobody driving the identical automobile can “come close to him” which is an identical trait to Schumacher. Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he stated: “Max jogs my memory of [Michael] Schumacher.
“He can preserve a fantastic race tempo and nobody who’s driving in the identical automobile comes close to him.” Irvine was team-mates with the German throughout his early spell at Ferrari.
Nevertheless, the Irishman was unable to seize the identical magic as Schumacher as he didn’t handle a win between 1996 and 1998. In the meantime, Schumacher had challenged for the title, virtually beating Jacques Villeneuve in 1997.
Irvine did decide up 4 wins in 1999 as Schumacher’s championship cost faltered.
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Max Verstappen has been in contrast with Michael Schumacher (Picture: Getty)
It wasn’t till a yr later that the enduring German gained the primary of 5 successive drivers’ titles at Ferrari. Jenson Button has claimed Verstappen is definitely the most effective drivers in F1 now.
Nevertheless, he urged the Dutchman to repeat a few of Schumacher’s traits in a bid to problem Hamilton’s standing because the lead driver within the sport. Talking forward of the Australian Grand Prix, he stated: “Naturally gifted? Sure,
“Is he the perfect? I don’t know if he’s the perfect driver that has ever lived or the perfect in F1 now. Whenever you take a look at Lewis, you assume he’s a way more full racing driver with much more expertise, possibly that’s why. He [Verstappen] has set to work laborious.
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Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are embraced in a title battle (Picture: Getty)
“Even in case you assume you’re the perfect, there’s nonetheless extra you are able to do to be higher. That’s the place Michael Schumacher was so robust.”
Verstappen has had a poor begin to the brand new season with two retirements from the primary three races. It has left the reigning champion sixth within the drivers’ standings, behind Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
Ferrari have taken an early benefit with Leclerc selecting up two wins and a second to go 34 factors away from the remainder of the sphere. If Ferrari’s dominance continues, they might be on target for under their second title since Schumacher’s final in 2004.