Kvyat says Verstappen may be too young for F1

The critics continue to talk about Max Verstappen and his age during this first year of his F1 career. Many say 17 is too young to be behind the wheel in the pinnacle of F1.

Even another F1 teen, Daniil Kvyat, thinks Max Verstappen might be too young for the pinnacle of motor sport.

Russian Kvyat turns 21 next month, and he has replaced departed quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.

But when he made his grand prix debut for Toro Rosso a year ago, he was still 19.

"I was 19 when I got in," he said. "But it all starts from zero when you come to F1.

"I don't know, but 18 years old is probably on the edge. But who can say? It is his seat now and it is up to him to do something with it," said Kvyat.

Massa was only 20 when he started in 2002

That is a year younger than Felipe Massa was way back in 2002, when he made his debut for Sauber but struggled and had to revert to a Ferrari test seat the following year.

"I came into Formula One at 20," the Brazilian told reporters, "and I felt I lacked experience.

"Despite all the talent he (Verstappen) has, I think he's coming in too early," Massa added.

 

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa , Sebastian Vettel , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news
Tags age, license, teenager