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Robert Doornbos on Max Verstappen: "He is Messi in motorsport"

Dutch former F1 driver, Robert Doornbos, compared Max Verstappen with Lionel Messi with the argument that both of them are pure talent.

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Robert Doornbos on Max Verstappen: "He is Messi in motorsport"
Fuente imagen: Jerry André - MotorLat

Some people think that Max Verstappen is one of the best drivers in F1, but some others think that he is overrated. The Dutchman has shown brilliant skills while driving his Toro Rosso in 2015 and his Red Bull in all the next years. He has been so dominant that some drivers were rolled over by him. Former F1 driver, Robert Doornbos, made a very polemic statement in which he compared the Argentine soccer legend, Lionel Messi, with Max Verstappen.

The 2005 Formula 1 driver said that Max Verstappen is one of the drivers that only appear once in a long time. Robert commented that Max must be in the group of the best drivers of all time, with Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Lewis Hamilton, not just for his race wins nor podiums, but for his talent. For Robert, Max always races on the limit and he squeezes all and even more of the potential of his car. That’s why he is comparing Max with Messi, because both are pure talent.

“Max Verstappen is “Messi” in motorsport. This kind of talents just appear once in a decade. Someone that is capable to succeed in a very young age, is unique.” Doornbos commented. As an extra fact, Robert Doornbos is also Dutch, maybe that’s why he is supporting Max.

“You can believe that something is impossible, but Max turns it into possible. He has shown that he can perform better than what the car can. Either way, if in this season, power is not there, then it will be very difficult to face Mercedes and Ferrari.”

The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix will be a very important date, as it will be Max’s home race and the Dutchman will be the driver that must show results in that date, as a lot of fans will go to Zandvoort just to see him. Will he deliver in his home race? Do you agree with Robert Doornbos? Is Max as good as Messi? Is Max overrated? All the statments were made in an interview with "Gassan".

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