1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve says that Max Verstappen is unbeatable, not the Red Bull car.
“It wrong to say Red Bull is unbeatable, Max Verstappen is,” Villeneuve told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“One has to remember that Mercedes was a second faster than the rest when they dominated.
“There was a fight at that time only because there was a conflict between Mercedes’ drivers.
“Red Bull is not a second faster than the rest of the field. They struggle to grab pole positions and if they do it at all, it’s by a tenth of a second.”
Villeneuve has suggested that Perez is showing the true level of this year’s Red Bull car.
“Verstappen has taken the poles, not Perez,” he said. “The Mexican is much further back each time, which shows the level of the car.
“Verstappen is a beast. He won the titles in the last three years. His car was not the deciding factor.”