Helmut Marko is one of the most important people at Red Bull Racing. The Austrian has been with the company for a very long time and knows all the drivers very well.
Recently he was asked who he would see as the best driver at the moment, he answered with Verstappen and Hamilton.
He claims that while Verstappen is the fastest driver, Lewis is the more complete driver. Marko knows that it is hard for any driver when you get the second car next to Lewis Hamilton, but he is also sure that Max Verstappen would be the faster driver in the same car as the seven-time world champion.
After the Bahrain Grand Prix, Marko said:
“I think the race showed quite clearly that the two of them are in a class of their own. The thing that Hamilton has over Max is incredible routine. I don’t know how many races he has, how many wins. You could see that, how he laid it out tactically super, how he made line changes and and and… It was a very difficult race for Max.
His verdict is: “They are more or less on a par with each other. After all, Max will also be able to draw on a wealth of experience like Hamilton’s at some point.”