Tost Views Vettel as Favourite Over Verstappen in Potential Win

Former AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost believes that if Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen were to compete against each other, Verstappen would win in qualifying but Vettel would win the race.

Highlights

‣ Franz Tost, former AlphaTauri team boss, would choose Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen for his imaginary team due to their dedication, speed, talent, passion, and discipline.
‣ Tost believes that both Vettel and Verstappen have the necessary skills and passion to drive a Formula One car, and they also understand the importance of discipline in the sport.
‣ He also appreciates their ability to study their rivals, identify their weaknesses, and work to overcome them.
‣ Despite Verstappen’s dominance this season, Tost believes Vettel would be the better racer, with Verstappen excelling in qualifying.


Franz Tost, the former AlphaTauri team boss, has had a long and illustrious career. He’s welcomed 17 drivers since 2006, when he first became the team boss of the Italian team, previously known as Toro Rosso.

Among the drivers he’s worked with, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen stand out. Tost knows them well, having had them under his wing. If they were to race against each other, who does he think would come out on top?

In a hypothetical scenario where Tost could form his own team, he’d pick Vettel and Verstappen. He shared this with Crash.net, citing several reasons. According to Tost, both drivers possess the necessary traits to excel: dedication, speed, talent, passion, and discipline.

“They know how to win races and bring with them all the factors needed to win them,” he said. Driving a car of this caliber requires immense skill, and both drivers have it in spades. Their passion is undeniable. Take Max, for instance. He’s heavily into simracing and all that jazz. Isn’t that something?

Max is a three-time Formula One world champion who competes against others on his home computer. Besides that, they know exactly when and what to do. Discipline, according to Tost, is a crucial factor. They study their rivals, identify their weaknesses, and strategize to outdo them. These are the factors that both drivers possess in full measure.

When it comes to the question of who is better in a race versus qualifying, Tost, now 67, gives a surprising answer. Despite Verstappen’s dominance this season, Tost believes Verstappen would win in qualifying, but not in the race. In his opinion, Vettel would be the best.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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