“Of course he has to hope for a good car to become world champion. If he succeeds, he can overtake Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher in the record books. He has what it takes,” Wurz said in an interview earlier this week.
“He gives it everything and for me he is one of the very best drivers we have ever seen,” he added.
The two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner went on to say that it will take a “miracle” for Verstappen to challenge for the Drivers’ Championship this season, with the Dutch ace already 80 points behind Lewis Hamilton and 25 points behind Valtteri Bottas.
“There really must be a miracle if he can still get involved in the battle for the title this year, but fortunately he is also realistic himself.”
Hamilton is on course to win his seventh F1 crown this year to equal Schumacher’s record.
And, with Mercedes set to remain very strong in 2021, there’s every chance that he could make it eight next year.
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