Alain Prost is proud that Max Verstappen has joined the exclusive club of drivers with 51 career victories in Formula 1 and plans to congratulate him in person at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
‣ Max Verstappen has equalled Alain Prost’s number of 51 career victories in Formula 1.
‣ Prost is happy to still be in the top five of drivers with the most wins in Formula 1.
‣ Verstappen can reach 54 wins this season if he wins in Brazil, Las Vegas, and Abu Dhabi.
‣ Prost plans to congratulate Verstappen in person and acknowledge his achievements.
Max Verstappen’s recent victory in Mexico has not gone unnoticed by Alain Prost, who saw the Red Bull driver match his own record of 51 career wins in Formula 1. Prost, a four-time world champion himself, expressed his admiration for Verstappen’s achievement and stated that he is proud to be among the top five drivers with the most wins in the sport.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Prost said, “My story is out of print, but it was beautiful, and Max’s story is being written, and it is just as beautiful. In his own way.” Prost acknowledged that Verstappen’s success is well-deserved and believes that his determination and talent have played a significant role in his achievements.
Looking ahead, Verstappen has the potential to surpass Vettel’s 54 wins this season if he emerges victorious in Brazil, Las Vegas, and Abu Dhabi. Prost has confirmed that he will be present at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and intends to congratulate Verstappen in person. He recognizes the exclusivity of the club Verstappen is joining and emphasizes his appreciation for the young driver’s skills.
“I am not jealous or sad to be beaten by a sportsman of his level,” Prost stated, emphasizing that he holds no ill feelings towards Verstappen’s success. He sees Verstappen’s achievements as a testament to his talent and is eager to personally acknowledge this milestone.