F1 | Gian Carlo Minardi “Verstappen has a destiny but he must grow as a man”

Amongst this season’s protagonists who warrant a mention is Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver put on show all his qualities at high speed which confirmed everything good that he had done in both on his debut with Toro Rosso and when he passed on to Christian Horner’s court during the season last year in Spain (won by the Dutch driver) after replacing the former flag bearer Kyvat.

The son of a former driver, he won two grands prix (Malaysia and Mexico) compared to the one win by Daniel Ricciardo (Azerbaijan) yet, despite more victories finished the championship behind the Australian. Gian Carlo Minardi, who in 2003 had his father Jos in his team together with Justin Wilson and Nicolas Kiesa praised the baby-prodigy in a slot on Sky Sport News, without holding back on some criticism on the excessive impetuosity that cost him better results.

“He is a driver blessed by Divine will who has all the qualities to become a champion. I hope that father Jos will stay as far away as possible from him and that Red Bull will help him and bring out the qualities without hiding the errors and making him grow up, especially as a man. He has nothing to learn as a driver.”