David Croft vehemently defends Max Verstappen

Red Bull's Max Verstappen is closing in on the top-three on the all-time F1 winners list.

Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft has jumped to the defence of reigning World Champion Max Verstappen, who’s been accused by several fans for making the sport “boring”.

Many have shared their frustrations online about Verstappen’s current dominance, with the Dutchman being in a complete league of his own.

He’s already won 10 races this season and is on a run of eight consecutive wins, which will likely become nine when the summer break is brought to an end at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Verstappen has overall won 25 of the 34 completed races since the new aerodynamic regulations were introduced, further highlighting his superiority.

Want to work in Formula 1? Browse the latest F1 job vacancies

The two-time World Champion is all but set to become a three-time World Champion very soon, as he boasts a ridiculous 125-point lead over Sergio Perez.

Verstappen could effectively miss the next five races and still lead the championship.

He’s now claimed 45 wins in his F1 career and is closing down on four-time World Champion Alain Prost’s 51 wins.

Sebastian Vettel is just a further two wins ahead of the Frenchman, meaning Verstappen could very well move to third on the all-time winners list before the conclusion of 2023.

Article continues below

He still receives significant backlash despite his sensational form though, which has led to Croft insisting that for those who think Verstappen is making F1 worse, “really can’t” be helped.

“It is so so easy to run with the herd here and say ‘Oh, it’s boring because Max keeps winning’,” Croft said on the Sky Sports F1 podcast.

READ: Sergio Perez breaks his silence on Alpine sacking

“Why not marvel at the record? At the excellence? At the consistency and to be that good for so long?

“All I would say is if you think the sight of cars going at 200 miles an hour plus, or doing 170 miles an hour through Maggots and Becketts, or showing the most supreme engineering challenge, in the hands of some of the most talented human beings ever to grab hold of a steering wheel, where we’re at tracks where you’re millimetres away from ruining your afternoon for 70-odd laps in a race.

“If you think that’s boring, I can’t help you. I really can’t.”