Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has said that Max Verstappen's short cameo in Formula 3 was enough for him to know 'he was on another planet', and on his way to Formula 1 stardom.
The Dutchman spent the 2014 season driving for the Van Amersfoort team in F3, winning 10 races and claiming third place in the championship.
Despite his performances, there was some shock amongst the paddock when Verstappen was announced as a Toro Rosso driver for the 2015 F1 season, not least because he was just 17, and had only spent one season driving cars, rather than karts.
Lots of statistics were banded around at the time, including the fact he would be the youngest driver to start an F1 race, and all before he would be old enough to drive a car on the road unsupervised in his home country.
This was all quickly forgotten about as he put in some fine performances alongside team-mate Carlos Sainz at Red Bull's sister team, finishing 12th in the world championship ahead of some vastly more experienced drivers.
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