Max Verstappen is an improved driver, having matured from his early F1 days. His maturity was on display during the second half of the 2018 season, when he was the second highest point scorer on the grid, only behind Lewis Hamilton.
Max had a forgetful first half of the season, one where he was heavily criticised for crashing multiple times and not keeping a steady head during tight situations.
But in the second half, Max showed that he had what it took to be world champion one day.
Red Bull have taken a massive risk with Honda this season, a move that could work in both directions.
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If Red Bull can provide Max with a good enough car, we could have a pretty intense title race on our hands.
Now, Christian Horner feels that Max is the driver that both Lewis and Sebastian fear the most, because of the aggressive driving skills that he possesses.
“Max, if you look at his performance in the second half of the [last] year, was the second highest points scorer to Lewis,” Horner said as quoted by BBC
“He has all the skills to take on Lewis or Sebastian or whoever it is.
“I don’t think he lacks anything that they have, if we can provide him the tools to do the job. I think he’s probably the driver that they fear the most.
“Max has evolved so much. He is more worldly, more experienced. He is very quick and very determined and has his own character. He is now in a very rounded position. He has absolute determination and zero fear.” he added.