‘It feels like Verstappen is turning F1 upside down at the moment’


Timo Glock has shown his admiration for the young generation of superstar F1 drivers like Verstappen who have risen to the occasion to compete against the game’s illustrious veterans.

Like every sport, F1 experiences a continuous development of its talent pool, with the shelf life of its best competitors lasting just as long as it takes for the next wave to arrive and supplant them.

But right now, F1 is fortunate to have a group of excellent drivers at both ends of the experience range, with young guns like Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, George Russell, and Lando Norris competing against seasoned pros like Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.

The younger generation has stepped up to race against a few of the all-time greats, and notably Verstappen, who is on track to become a double World Champion this year, has Glock fascinated. Glock himself made 91 F1 starts.

On a Beyond the Grid podcast, the 40-year-old German was questioned about if the current strength in depth signals a golden age for driving talent.

Max Verstappen, Oralce Red Bull Racing (Source: Twitter)

“The talents we have on the grid, looking back to Charles [Leclerc], looking back on George [Russell], the history how they went through the junior categories, as well as Verstappen coming into F1…it feels like he’s turning F1 upside down at the moment,” said Glock.

“The way he dominates, how he grew up being so competitive against Lewis, Lewis being the older guy as well as Alonso being so experienced, still having the hunger and being so motivated to beat the young guys. It’s just really interesting to see.

“Very interesting to see what the young guys, when they come up next to the big hero, Lewis Hamilton, how they learn from them and how they very quickly understand what to do and adapt to it and take it on board and do it themselves.” Glock stated.


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