Marko: Alonso and Hamilton Only Drivers Who Could Challenge Verstappen in RB19
Max Verstappen’s exceptional performance this season has solidified his status as the leading driver for Red Bull, having taken six wins from eight races and finishing second in the remaining two. While Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s teammate, started the season strongly but has seen a decline in form, Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes that two other drivers have the potential to match Verstappen’s capabilities.
Marko, speaking to Austria’s OE24, acknowledged the performance gap between Verstappen and Perez in the same car, with Perez often being half a second slower. He attributed this difference to Verstappen’s exceptional talent and the advantage of being in the best car.