FIA president compares F1 stars Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen
FIA president Jean Todt honestly compares F1 stars Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.
Raikkonen, known as one of the most admirable personalities in F1, also won a title in 2007 in a close fight against Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, which was decided on the last race day of the season. Meanwhile, Verstappen is aiming for his first-ever F1 title while leading by 8-points against Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton—triggering a response from Todt.
Via The Independent
“Max is a bit like Kimi,” Todt told RaceFans. “Very straightforward, very talented and they have limited interest and they focus on it. Indifferent.”
Indeed, the two share similarities in focusing on topics related to race. At times, fans have seen a scoop of their unique personalities. For Verstappen, he boasts this intense and competitive nature, while Raikkonen contains a cool and sort of humorous, sarcastic personality.
With Raikkonen set to retire at the end of the season, fans will surely remember him as a legend who left it all on the track in every race. Verstappen’s legacy is just at the beginning, drawing closer to a remarkable finish as he aims for his first championship. Will Verstappen’s glorious run of titles start this season? Or, will he have to wait?