He said: “Verstappen is just a completely different benchmark. He was eight-tenths ahead in qualifying and I don’t remember such dominance in the last ten years. The gap to Perez is because Max is remarkable. All drivers would have this deficit, except maybe Hamilton or Alonso.”
Marko added: “Sergio is second in the championship. More is not possible for him. And he is currently doing that. Max is underestimated. He is exceptional, when you see the mental capacities he has.”
The Austrian team adviser suggested that Perez’s contract, which is set in stone until the end of 2024, is not in jeopardy right now.
He said: “We have a contract with Perez until the end of 2024. He is second in the world championship. Why should we need to take action now?”
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