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Red Bull chief SNUBS Hamilton and Norris with stunning Verstappen claim

Red Bull chief SNUBS Hamilton and Norris with stunning Verstappen claim

Red Bull chief SNUBS Hamilton and Norris with stunning Verstappen claim

Red Bull chief SNUBS Hamilton and Norris with stunning Verstappen claim

Red Bull chief Helmut Marko has delivered a staggering claim regarding the talents of Max Verstappen's Formula 1 rivals.

Marko was speaking after watching the reigning world champion seal victory in the rain at last weekend's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

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The Dutchman capitalised on a timely safety-car intervention with 11 laps of the race remaining to edge past Lando Norris and secure his 60th F1 victory.

Many drivers struggled in the testing conditions, including Ferrari star Charles Leclerc, who fell further behind Verstappen in the drivers' standings after retiring his car on lap 43.

It was a welcome return to top form for Verstappen, who has been some way off his imperious best so far this season.

The 26-year-old - so dominant in 2023 - has already been beaten this year by Carlos Sainz, Norris, and most recently, by Leclerc, who triumphed in Monaco.

Max Verstappen returned to winning ways at the Canadian Grand Prix
Helmut Marko believes Verstappen would have won driving Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes

Three-time champion back to his best in Montreal

Despite Verstappen's struggles in 2024, there is no doubt in the mind of his Red Bull boss that he was back to his best at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

So impressed was Marko with his star driver's latest performance, he claimed that the three-time champion would have won last weekend's race regardless of which car he was in - including Norris' McLaren and Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.

When quizzed by OE24 on whether Verstappen would have been just as successful in another car, the 81-year-old said: "Yes. Only Max has the overview of the race and the confidence to accelerate when necessary.

"Apart from that, our team drove an absolutely correct strategy."

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