Max Verstappen is yet to develop the kind of title-winning consistency that has helped Lewis Hamilton dominate Formula 1 in recent years, according to Mercedes' outgoing engineering director Aldo Costa. Verstappen has made a huge impression on F1 since debuting in 2015, but has taken just five wins from his first four years on the grid.
Mercedes' dominance of the V6 Hybrid era has somewhat hampered Verstappen, but Hamilton's ability to extract performance from his car was evident as he won 11 races en route to winning his fifth world title in 2018.
Verstappen has set his sights on matching Hamilton's championship tally over the next decade, but Costa says the Dutchman has strides to make in order to do so.
"He's a talent, he's fast but he still has to grow consistency, which has been the winning weapon of Hamilton," Costa is quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport.
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