Eddie Jordan shows his true colours about Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen's dominant performances this season has raised concerns of monotony in the sport.

Eddie Jordan, the former Formula One team owner and current pundit, has admitted to feeling “bored to death” by the ongoing dominance of Max Verstappen in the current Formula One season. 

With six victories out of eight races, Verstappen is well on his way to retaining the Drivers’ championship, with his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez securing the remaining two wins.

Verstappen’s recent triumph at the Canadian Grand Prix further solidified his place in Formula One history, as he equalled Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 race wins. 

At just 25 years old, Verstappen’s achievements are remarkable, having already won the championships in 2021 and 2022. 

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He now ranks joint fifth on the all-time list for race wins, trailing only Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, and Alain Prost.

However, despite acknowledging Verstappen’s exceptional talent, Jordan expressed his growing disinterest in the season. I

n a conversation on the Formula For Success podcast, the F1 pundit confessed: “Max Verstappen will emerge over time to be the greatest driver of all time. 

“He’s that good. But I don’t like the last couple of races, I have to tell you…

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“I’m bored to death with him. He’s just that good. He’s making it boring, more so than the Schumacher era.”

The reference to the “Schumacher era” alludes to Michael Schumacher’s remarkable dominance during his five consecutive Drivers’ Championships from 2000 to 2004 with Ferrari. 

Verstappen’s current stranglehold on the sport draws comparisons to Schumacher’s reign, as the Dutchman holds a commanding 69-point lead in the championship standings.

Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal, believes that his team has the potential to win every race this season, but he remains cautious not to jinx their success. 

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Horner stated: “We just take things one race at a time, and I don’t think you let your mind drift too far into the future – so many things can go wrong. 

“Can we? Yes. Will we? Who knows? Because there are so many variables in this game, and we’re just taking things one race at a time. 

“The team is doing an incredible job, and Max is driving out of his skin at the moment, so collectively, the group is doing a tremendous job.”