Max Verstappen is hoping that having Sergio Perez as his Red Bull team-mate next season will help him compete against the two Mercedes up front.
However, unless Red Bull can out-develop the Silver Arrows, 2021 nevertheless looks set to be another year of Mercedes dominance.
In a recent interview, Jos Verstappen, Max’s father, said the fact that his son is so quick makes it difficult to know how good the car he’s driving actually is.
Continuing, Jos suggested that the 2020 Red Bull was potentially even slower than the woeful Ferrari SF1000:
“Max always drives at 110 per cent,” Jos Verstappen said. “That’s why we don’t really know how good or bad the car is; maybe our car was worse than Ferrari’s [in 2020].”
“Let me put it this way: I wouldn’t mind if Max would drive alongside Hamilton. Therefore, it’s clear what I think.”