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Max Verstappen is not faster than Lewis Hamilton despite claims from Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko, according to former F1 star Ralf Schumacher. Hamilton is on the verge for his seventh world championship, equalling the record set by Michael Schumacher.
Marko had claimed Verstappen is a faster driver but Schumacher believes that was a bold call and Hamilton’s talents cannot be questioned.
He said: “Because Helmut Marko believes that Max Verstappen would be faster than Lewis in the same car for one season. A bold statement! I doubt the doctor is right.”
Schumacher did admit that Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will challenge Hamilton in qualifying more and more though.
“In qualifying, the young wild ones Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are actually faster than Lewis,” he added. “I am also convinced of that. In the race, though, Lewis is still the better. There he stands above everyone! And points are only awarded on Sunday.”