“Max has passed everyone”: Franz Tost sings praises of Max Verstappen while revealing a sad detail about AlphaTauri ahead of Singapore GP

Franz Tost recently commented on the excellent performance that Max Verstappen has displayed so far in the 2022 Championship season of F1.

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Max Verstappen

Right ahead of the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, which will present Max Verstappen‘s first chance of winning the World Championship title in 2022, the Dutchman celebrated his 25th birthday on the 30th of September. And on this day, his former boss from his Toro Rosso days, Franz Tost, poured praise over his brilliant performance in the current season of Formula 1. According to the Austrian, Max has gone way above the limits of his rivals to achieve whatever he has attained at such a young age as only 25.

When Max debuted as the youngest-ever F1 driver of that time in 2015 with Toro Rosso, his driving grabbed the attention of the executives of Red Bull Racing. They soon shifted him from their sister team to the main team, and the Dutchman has stayed there ever since. In 2021, Max Verstappen brought home his first-ever World Championship trophy, and he is currently well on his way of getting another world title this year.

As someone who has seen Max Verstappen since his early days, Franz Tost shared how happy he feels to see the Red Bull beast up on the podium, and he also said he remembers coaching the current WDC Championship leader when he was new to F1, just like yesterday.

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Franz Tost believes Max Verstappen has the potential to break Hamilton and Schumacher’s record

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When it comes to skills, Franz Tost believes Max Verstappen has got loads of them, as the Austrian thinks he might, one day, surpass Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher’s record number of World Championship wins. While speaking on this topic, Franz Tost said, ”Max could well win eight titles and race all the records out of the books, but that only works if all the ingredients are right. This year at Red Bull Racing, that is how it is.

Tost went ahead to admit that he believes Max Verstappen is unparalleled in the current racing season. He said, ”It is crystal clear who the best driver is. Max has passed everyone.’‘ But then it comes to his own team, AlphaTauri–the rebranded version of Scuderia Toro Rosso–Franz has no hopes of achieving a Grand Prix win this year. He said, ”Even if we put Jesus Christ behind the wheel, we won’t win a race this season.

Still, six races are left in the roster, and every Grand Prix brings with itself a massive number of possibilities for the teams and the racers. In the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, fans will have their eyes on Max Verstappen to see if he manages to win the World Championship with five races yet to happen, or if he fails to achieve the feat because of Charles Leclerc.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.