Gabriele Tarquini

Ecclestone would have made Verstappen 2021 champion ‘much earlier’

Former Formula 1 driver Gabriele Tarquini reckons that Max Verstappen would have been crowned champion sooner than the season finale were Bernie Ecclestone still in charge of the sport. Verstappen and Sir Lewis Hamilton were involved in a number of contentious battles last year, most notably in Silverstone, Monza Brazil and Saudi Arabia as Mercedes