Former Grand Prix driver Gerhard Berger has likened Max Verstappen to Ayrton Senna, who is considered one of the greatest in the sport's history. Berger partnered Senna at McLaren for three years and watched Senna take two world titles in their time together.
Verstappen has heavily impressed many since he entered the sport in 2015 at the tender age of 17. Since then, the Dutchman has been promoted to Red Bull Racing and has won his first race. With many thinking of him as a future world champion, Berger has compared him to Senna.
"In my time, Ayrton Senna was by far the best driver, and maybe he was the best driver of all time. Now, Max Verstappen has amazed me with his overtaking skills, especially in the first lap. Other drivers regularly damage their front wing, but not Verstappen. He is from the same mould as Senna."
The Austrian was then asked who was his least pleasant teammate, to which he interestingly replied: "Nigel Mansell. He was nice, but you could not trust him. He asked me how much I earned and when I told him I asked him the same question. He could suddenly not remember what was in his contract.
"The best mutual bond I had was with Senna and Jean Alesi. Jean has a huge heart. His car control was unbelievable. In changeable conditions, he was unbeatable. And yet Jean never managed to win the championship. I think that's really amazing and too bad."
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