Max Verstappen’s chances of winning the Formula One title are in jeopardy, according to David Coulthard.
In the Formula One title race, Max Verstappen is three points behind Lewis Hamilton.
Max Verstappen will win his first Formula One world championship title, according to David Coulthard, who also praised his developing competition with Lewis Hamilton as the two vie for the title in 2021. However, the Scot believes that his world title hopes could be jeopardized if he continues to have bad luck before the end of the season.
With 10 races remaining, Hamilton leads the drivers’ standings, but Verstappen is only three points behind him.
The 23-year-old has won six races this season, compared to Hamilton’s four, and has the strongest chance of winning the championship yet in his brief career.
Verstappen will no doubt be fired up when he competes in his debut Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort Circuit, where tens of thousands of Dutch fans are expected to turn out to cheer him on.
The drivers, on the other hand, will be unfamiliar with the track after the Grand Prix was canceled last season due to the coronavirus outbreak.
If Verstappen wins the race, he will reclaim the lead from Hamilton, which he had for 32 points when Red Bull won five races in a row.
And Coulthard feels it will only be a matter of time before the next generation of F1 stars engrave their names in stone.
On Red Bull’s Beyond The Ordinary Podcast, Coulthard stated, “It’s simply a question of when Max will become world champion.”
“He’ll win a world championship. He is so good that only the racing gods, reliability, and bad luck can prevent him from becoming a world champion.”
When Verstappen was recruited by Toro Rosso to race for the 2015 season at the age of 16, he made history as F1’s youngest-ever driver.
Max Verstappen, the son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen, became known for his aggressive racing style after colliding with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen on several occasions.
Coulthard confesses that his little inconsistencies caused some complications in the early stages of his racing career, having garnered criticism from the veteran pair in the past.
However, the driver-turned-pundit says Verstappen’s performance demonstrates he was worth sticking with after winning 15 races for Red Bull since his debut in 2016. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”