Michael Schumacher’s own brother Ralf compares Max Verstappen to the Formula 1 legend after sensational win at Brazilian GP

Ralf Schumacher, a former F1 driver himself, compared Max Verstappen to his legendary brother - Michael Schumacher.


Michael Schumacher’s own brother Ralf compares Max Verstappen to the Formula 1 legend after sensational win at Brazilian GP

Max Verstappen and Michael Schumacher (via Imago)

Ralf Schumacher claimed that Max Verstappen deserves his place amongst ‘the very best drivers in the history of Formula 1’ after the Dutchman claimed yet another stunning victory at the Sao Paolo Grand Prix. Verstappen’s Brazil GP triumph stands as his 17th Victory this season (in just 20 Grands Prix). Ralf Schumacher further introduced his own brother and Formula 1 legend, Michael Schumacher, in his comment as he compared Verstappen to the seven time World Champion.

Ralf Schumacher wrote about the Red Bull driver’s season and his Brazilian GP triumph in his Sky Germany column [as reported by Autosport].

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Max Verstappen races from victory to victory, continues to write history and simply didn't make any mistakes in Brazil. I'm not a fan of always drawing comparisons with my brother or Ayrton Senna. They were exceptional in their time. That's Verstappen now too. It's incredible how he does it.

Verstappen has been in incredible form this season, the Red Bull driver has wiped the field with the rest of the grid in multiple showings of his dominance. The 25-year-old has previously been included in multiple ‘best of all time’ lists, However, Michael Schumacher’s own brother championing Max Verstappen’s talent is surely a special occasion.

Ralf Schumacher shares devastating comment on brother Michael Schumacher, complaints ‘life isn’t fair’

Michael Schumacher, a legend of the sport having won 7 World Championships, was caught in a horrific ski accident in 2013 and has been in a state of coma ever since. Schumacher, now 54-years-old hasn’t been seen publicly since leaving the hospital in 2013. The former Ferrari driver is said to be continuing his recovery at his home in Switzerland.

Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher (via Racing.info)
Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher (via Racing.info)

Michael’s younger brother, Ralf Schumacher, recently provided insight into his brother’s condition in a heart-wrenching statement. In an interview with Bunte, Ralf Schumacher expressed his feelings.

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Unfortunately, sometimes life isn't fair. We have to accept it. When I see his children Gina-Maria and Mick, my heart smiles. If someone in the family is looking for my advice, I'm there. They go their own way.

The Schumacher brothers, Michael and Ralf, shared an incredible decade in Formula 1, racing alongside each other for ten seasons.

During this period, Michael Schumacher cemented his legendary status, clinching 7 World Championships with Benetton and Ferrari. Meanwhile, Ralf Schumacher notched up 6 Grand Prix victories, representing teams like Jordan, Williams, and Toyota. The enduring presence of the Schumacher siblings added a unique chapter to Formula 1’s rich history. The family continues to find strength and support one another in the face of Michael’s long-term health battle.

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