Helmut Marko claims Max Verstappen can still improve ‘in all areas’ despite shattering several records in 2023
Max Verstappen has been sublime at the pinnacle of motor racing in recent years.
Christian Horner, Helmut Marko and Max Verstappen (Via IMAGO)
Max Verstappen, the reigning F1 world champion, has been giving sleepless nights to his F1 rivals in recent times. While Verstappen has been bashing his competition left and right, his performances during the 2023 season were on a whole other level. But despite this, the Red Bull team adviser, Helmut Marko feels there is room for improvement.
Max Verstappen broke several records during the 2023 F1 season. None of his rivals were able to stand up against him and during most races, he was just seen disappearing into the distance and winning events by a handsome margin. Verstappen has added several stars to his CV after the recent campaign.
While the Dutchman and the Red Bull F1 team are extremely pleased with how 2023 panned out for him, Helmut Marko sees room for improvement. Marko while talking with Soymotor, admitted that he believes that the 3-time world champion can still improve ‘in all areas’ going into the future years of the sport.
He can go to extremes in any situation. As soon as he finds out that there might be a penalty for an incident, he increases his lead by ten seconds. It just instantly gains a second per lap. And it does it cleanly and easily. It's also decisive in terms of tire management. Max can drive at the limit without overloading the tires.
Max Verstappen could win a couple more titles until 2025
The current set of F1 regulations has so far proved extremely kind to the Red Bull Formula 1 team. They have outright dominated the sport since 2022 and considering this, there is a very good chance that Max Verstappen could keep on wracking up titles until the end of 2025.
Verstappen since securing his first world championship in 2021 has kept on improving and it is because of his mighty efforts, that he has managed to win two more since then. Moreover, the way things have panned out so far, all things are indicating that Verstappen will win another title next year.
However, while Max Verstappen will go into the 2024 campaign high on confidence, there is a slight chance of Mercedes and Ferrari posing a serious threat. The two heavy hitters have endured tough campaigns in recent times and thus, are desperate to get back to fighting for the world title again.
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