Jordan: Verstappen will become greatest F1 driver ever

The 25-year-old is on course for his third successive world title in 2023 and shows no sign of slowing down


Max Verstappen will become the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time by the time his career is finished, Eddie Jordan believes.

The Red Bull superstar is proving to be untouchable in 2023 having led 224 consecutive laps since overtaking Sergio Perez at the Miami Grand Prix and leads the standings by 69 points of his Mexican teammate.

Jordan, the former owner and team manager at Jordan F1 in the 1990s and 2000s, has been in awe of the Dutchman this season and sees a very fruitful future ahead of him.

Verstappen will become the greatest driver of all time over time,” Jordan said on the Formula For Success podcast. “He is so good

“I have to say that I didn’t like the last two races, I was bored out of my mind. He’s making everything boring, more than the [Michael] Schumacher era.”

Record after record

Even at 25 years of age, Verstappen seems to be breaking record after record in F1 and does not want to stop anytime soon.

His 224 consecutive laps led already have him on the all-time board, chasing down the top five drivers on the list and with 70 laps in Austria at the next race, he could go even further ahead in that regard. But it’s his age that staggers.

He is the youngest ever to: start a race (17 years, 166 days), score a point (17y, 180d), win a race, score a podium, lead a lap (all 18y, 228d), score a fastest lap (19y, 44d) and score a Grand Slam (23y, 277d).

Canadian GP 2023 race winner Max Verstappen of Red Bull | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

The only record he doesn’t have is the youngest-ever world champion which is held by Sebastian Vettel.

Verstappen also has the most points (454) and wins (15) in a season thanks to his 2022 title and the most podiums in one season (18) in 2021 when he won his first world crown.

Where is the next F1 2023 race?

The next F1 race is the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix which will be the second sprint weekend of the year, held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 30 to July 2.

Joe Ellis
Joe Ellis
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