Former Formula 1 driver Christian Danner has lauded Red Bull's Max Verstappen, stating that the Dutchman has introduced a new dimension to the sport, leaving his competitors 'demoralised' by his unprecedented superiority.
"This dominance demoralises the opposition," said Danner.
"But the superiority also proves that everyone else has done a poor job because they are far too far away from the front. And this in a phase in which the field, apart from Red Bull, is moving closer together."
Danner also expressed his astonishment at Verstappen's early career achievements, drawing a surprise parallel with former driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
"The fact that a young man can develop to these heights so early in his career is a surprise to me," said Danner.
"Juan Pablo Montoya, for example, had plenty of talent, but he did far too little with it."
Verstappen will now be recharging in the off-season in order to kick-start his pursuit of a fourth consecutive drivers' championship to equal fellow Red Bull legend Sebastian Vettel.
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