Speaking after the race, Marko told Sky Germany quite how proud he is of the dominant Dutchman, and the team in general.
"It's something we never hoped or dreamed of," he said.
"This season has topped everything we have ever achieved. I have to repeat again, after the death of Dietrich Mateschitz, that he was no longer able to witness this triumph and this performance from both the team and our drivers, but especially Max Verstappen, is extremely sad.
"It is his absolute will to win. He can push himself to the limit in any situation. We were informed that there might be a penalty because of the open visors and then he was told to get a ten second gap [to P2] and then he immediately went for it.
"He does this with confidence and ease, but he has made the crucial step in tyre management; he can drive incredibly fast and at the limit without wearing down the tyres. He practically reads how far he can go, how hard he can push on the tyres and goes for it.
"There was another step in yesterday's qualifying that wasn't actually expected and that's why I don't think we've seen the zenith yet."
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