Christian Horner makes ‘frightening’ comment about Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel

Max Verstappen broke multiple records in 2022 on his way to claiming a second consecutive Drivers' Championship.

Red Bull have had some very good drivers over the years since joining Formula 1 in 2005, but they’ve also had two incredible ones.

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel and double World Champion Max Verstappen are by far the pick of the bunch when looking back at all the people to have driven for Red Bull, with the two drivers having broken multiple records whilst racing for the Austrians.

Vettel, of course, won Red Bull their first Constructors’ Championship in 2010 alongside Mark Webber, whilst also picking up his first of four drivers’ titles.

The German won four World Championships on the bounce from 2010-2013, where he broke the records for most wins in a season, most consecutive victories in a season, and most points accumulated.

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All three records he broke in 2013, a year that was truly mesmerising for the now retired driver.

In 2013, he not only won 13 races, he managed to win 9 of them in a row, whilst ending the year on a staggering 397 points.

Whilst his record for most consecutive victories remains, Verstappen shattered the other two.

In the most recent season, the 25-year-old claimed 15 victories and claimed 454 points, setting a new benchmark that perhaps will never be beaten.

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Verstappen is also closing in on Vettel’s 38 victories for Red Bull, with the Dutchman’s win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix having been both the 35th of his career and his 35th for the Austrian side.

With that in mind, it is highly likely that Verstappen will surpass Vettel’s 38 victories for Red Bull in 2023; however, he won’t be able to beat his Drivers’ Championship tally until 2025 at the earliest.

Whether it happens in 2025 doesn’t really matter, with it being incredibly likely that Verstappen will surpass Vettel’s four titles, given that he is still so young.

When comparing the two, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner pinpointed that the duo have a “hunger” to “be the best”, with Verstappen’s future in particular being “quite frightening” given his age.

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“I mean, Sebastian was very Germanic in his work ethic. He worked very, very hard,” Horner said, as per GPFans.

“Max – just a very natural, raw ability that has a hunger and determination like I’ve certainly never seen before. So, very different in so many ways, but very similar in their determination, in their desire to want to win, to want to be the best.

“Max, whatever he goes on to achieve in his career, has done so much in such a short space of time. At the age of just 25, it’s quite frightening to think what actually lies ahead of him.”