"Sergio Perez has been talked down, but he is a top driver. He just has the misfortune of having a once-in-a-century talent as a team-mate."
In response to comparisons with F1 legends like Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, Marko remains optimistic about Verstappen's potential to leave an indelible mark on the sport.
The Austrian was asked about former F1 river Alexander Wurz's commentary on Michael Schumacher's seemingly eternal records being surpassed by Hamilton and expressed confidence in Verstappen's ability to achieve similar milestones.
Repeating dominance 'not possible'
"I trust Max to do that too," said the 80-year-old.
"It's highly likely that he will win more world championships.
"However, I don't think another season like this one, with 21 wins in 22 races, is possible."
While Verstappen's dominance in the 2023 season has rewritten the record books, Marko acknowledges the unique circumstances that contributed to this extraordinary feat.
The synergy of a remarkable car in the RB19, an exceptionally motivated team, and the unparalleled talent of Max Verstappen converged to create a season that may stand as an unmatched chapter in F1 history.
As Verstappen continues to etch his legacy, the anticipation of future successes lingers, albeit with the acknowledgement that replicating the sheer dominance of the 2023 season might be an unparalleled challenge.
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