Dutch driver Max Verstappen has been a force to be reckoned with ever since he arrived in Formula 1 and last year he ended Lewis Hamilton‘s hegemony and became world champion, earning some him remarkable praise and comparisons with the best to ever drive.
This year he is on track to retain his title and the gap between him and Charles Leclerc is already over 100 points and it looks like no one will be able to take away his second title in a row.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has also commented on the reigning champion and even compared him to Michael Schumacher.
“He is a cannibal, he doesn’t look at anyone,” Domenicali told La Corriere della Sera.
“That’s why he reminds me a lot of Michael, in that he focuses on everything he does on the track.”
It’s a comparison that doesn’t seem far-fetched, considering the great dominance Max has shown so far this season. This is why the F1 boss has no doubt that he can become a legend.
For the time being, he will be crowned world champion for the second year in a row in the next few races, barring a major surprise, and with a sense of near invincibility.
Domenicali discusses Ferrari’s role in F1
However, Domenicali didn’t just talk about Verstappen as he also talked about Ferrari and how difficult it would be to imagine Formula 1 without the Scuderia’s presence.
“I think it is an inseparable pair and I have the impression that the Ferrari management thinks the same,” he said in the interview.
“Italy is the only country where people support Ferrari no matter who drives for them.
“Elsewhere, it’s the drivers who count. Just look at the Verstappen effect. Or how people follow Lando Norris.”