F1 Managing Director of Motorsports and former team principal Ross Brawn admitted that Max Verstappen’s performance in Mexico last Sunday reminded him of Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher drove under Brawn during the dominant Ferrari period of the early 2000’s, bringing home 5 drivers championships and adding to the 2 already gained at Benetton, again with Ross Brawn this time as Technical Director.
Brawn, who looks after the technical development of F1 for the new American owners of Liberty Media, had much praise for the young Dutchman:
“It was an incredible performance that reminded me of some races by Michael Schumacher, a remarkable achievement. Although he’s only 20 years old, as a driver he’s matured incredibly fast.”
“On Saturday he missed his first pole position only because Sebastian Vettel did such a great lap. On the Sunday, he fought ferociously against his rivals and dared perform a hard maneuver after only two corners. Then he controlled the situation thanks to a perfect performance and the ease with which he cemented one fastest lap after another… that should have pleased him and his team alike. ”
So is Ross Brawn right, was Verstappens performance in Mexico ‘Schui like’? Could we see more performances like the 7 time German champion?
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