Sergio Perez has claimed that 24-year-old F1 world champion Max Verstappen might already be F1’s best driver of all time.
Pink Bull driver Verstappen leads this yr’s title race by 46 factors after taking six victories from the primary 9 races.
His newest success got here at an exciting Canadian Grand Prix final Sunday because the Dutchman held on after being put underneath big strain by Ferrar’s Carlos Sainz.
Perez will get to see how his Pink Bull team-mate operates up shut and private each single day. And when requested by Fox Sports activities to sum up Verstappen’s expertise, he responded with an enormous declare.
“Max is superb and he’s a really full driver,” defined Perez.
“He’s indisputably among the finest within the historical past of Components 1, if not one of the best, for every part, for his schooling and since he has issues that different Components 1 drivers would not have.
“The particular factor about Max is the benefit of going to the restrict, Max goes to the restrict from the primary lap, each change he makes to the automotive is necessary and it is not that he alters his conditioning model, he all the time goes to the restrict.
“The distinction is all the time a nook, it’s a degree that calls for so much as a driver.”
Canada a significant title blip for Checo
Perez at the moment lies second within the title race, and an early DNF in Canada didn’t assist his pursuit of Verstappen.
He admitted: “We won’t have one other zero, we have to appropriate these issues and be good to get nearer to the championship.
“The championship is younger and it may well change in a single or two weekends, we’ve to maintain working and it’s a level that may outline the yr, these zeros are crucial at this level.”