F1 chief technical officer Pat Symonds believes it is too soon to label Max Verstappen as a great of the sport, despite his "absolutely amazing" form.
The Dutchman secured a second consecutive drivers' title in stunning fashion last year, finishing 146 points ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Red Bull driver Verstappen now has the chance to become only the 11th driver to secure a third championship despite being only 25 years old.
Symonds, who forged a successful career in F1 with Benetton, Renault and Williams and now fronts up the sport's technical matters, was asked whether Verstappen's exploits put him up there as one of the greats, he replied: "I think it is early to say that."
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