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Sainz is smarter than Verstappen - Herbert

  • Published on 14 Apr 2016 10:06
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Johnny Herbert thinks Red Bull should sign up Carlos Sainz for 2017. The former F1 driver made waves in Bahrain recently, when he urged Fernando Alonso to take the opportunity of his chest injuries to quit formula one.

And now he has bucked the trend of predicting a rapid promotion to Red Bull next year for Max Verstappen by urging the energy drink outfit to in fact give the seat to his Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz.

"Both are very good and very fast," Herbert told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca. "As I said before, they're the future. I think Carlos is smarter than Verstappen, I see him using his head better, perhaps because Max is younger, but both are very good," he insisted.

"But looking ahead, if I had to sign one of the two, I would choose Sainz. If the decision is taken by Helmut Marko then I don't know what will happen, because sometimes his decisions with the drivers are a bit strange," Herbert said. (GMM)

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  • Truth be told even a street rat is smarter than Herbert, FACT.

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 11:22
  • khasmir

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    What drugs is Herbert on the last few weeks? Probably just trying to be controversial to attract a lot of attention...

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 19:02
  • RacetoWin

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    A rock is smarter than Johnny Herbert. he's a has been who never was anything in formula 1.

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 20:04
  • F1Ghana

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    Comments like this make it plain to see that Herbert has no idea what drives teams to choose their drivers. I think Mr. Herbert can't make the distinction between intelligence and enthusiasm/ambition. So far there has been only one slip up by Max and that was in Australia when he was too vocal on the radio..... for which he smartly apologized.

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    • Apr 15 2016 - 10:47

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