“I don’t think he [Latifi] is good enough and he will have a really tough time with Russell,” he told Formule 1.
“I can only see Russell going up as he is a great talent, which he proved in Formula 3 and Formula 2. Latifi is in Formula 1 now, but we also know that he is bringing a lot of money that will ensure Williams’ survival.
“I am not blown away by [Nicholas] Latifi as a driver.”
Looking ahead to the 2020 season, Van der Garde predicted a successful one for Max Verstappen, saying the Dutchman could finally win the world championship.
“I think so. He is, of course, going to get big competition from Lewis Hamilton, purely when it comes to the world title,” he responded when asked if his compatriot will compete for the title.
“I think Lewis will always be one step ahead because he has grabbed that title in recent years and knows what to do for it. He knows how to become champion, which is probably his big advantage. Max has never experienced that.
“There will be other emotions but we all know that Max has the capacity to become a world champion. Maybe this year. But it is certain that he will become one.”
Who the hell is Guido whatever the hell his last name is.
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