Ralf Schumacher believes Max Verstappen will win the Formula One World Championship in 2021 this year.
In the first half of the season, Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton led the championship, with the Englishman taking the lead in Hungary.
Schumacher feels Verstappen and his Red Bull team deserve to win the championship this year, and he wishes them success.
“First of all, it’s great that Mercedes is no longer dominating the whole thing,” Schumacher said.
“I have to say that Max is doing a great job as an individual, just look at the difference with his teammate. Somehow, he can get more out of that Red Bull than others, also compared to Perez.”
The German is fascinated by the rivalry between the two drivers and believes another crash like the one at the British Grand Prix could occur in the second part of the season.
“I love the battle with Hamilton, although from Silverstone on it is really going hard against hard,” the German added.
“I’m also pretty sure that crash was definitely not the last time they [will] hit each other this season.”
In recent seasons, Red Bull has caught up to Mercedes in terms of technology employed in their cars, but Schumacher believes that it is the drivers that make the difference on the track.
“As far as I am concerned, the best driver should take the title, although it is fair to say that this year they both have a claim to it,” he said.
“But on a personal level I would like to see Max take the title. That would be something different for once and he really deserves it in my opinion.
“Max has grown enormously. In his first years he wanted too much, he pushed the car too hard and was quite aggressive at times. Now we see a completely different Max Verstappen and one that I enjoy immensely as an analyst.
“In that respect I would like to see him take the title.”
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