The Dutch driver has won ten F1 races to date and is expected to go from strength-to-strength in the years to come.
Despite trailing the records set by Hamilton by some distance, Coronel expects Verstappen to be a world champion and become ‘the future’ of the sport.
“It is unprecedented how quickly he continues to develop. If you were to look purely at the drivers, remove the names and then look without prejudice, then as a team you would choose Verstappen. He has it. talent, is still growing, is only 23 years old. Max is the future,” he said.
“Max will certainly not miss Lewis, but he can beat him. He is young, fresh and fully focused. In addition, he has an unprecedented drive and the extreme will to win, Max has everything to win and is not a champion yet – he will eventually be.”