MAY 18, 2016
Verstappen a future champion says Prost
The sky is the limit for Max Verstappen, according to F1 legend Alain Prost.
Just days after his shock switch from Toro Rosso, the 18-year-old made history in Barcelona as he won his first grand prix for Red Bull.
"It's a breath of fresh air for F1," quadruple world champion Prost, an ambassador for Renault, told the French broadcaster Canal Plus.
"He certainly won the best race for a long time with great authority," said the Frenchman.
"He made not a single mistake since the beginning of the weekend, resisting the pressure of Raikkonen in the race.
"Although he benefitted from the collision of the two Mercedes drivers, his incredible maturity was really surprising. This is the confirmation of a champion.
"Now one wonders how far he can go," added Prost, "because he is only 18 and it's almost going too fast for him. He's already a star."