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Max Verstappen

Ecclestone hails 'unstoppable' Verstappen

With Max Verstappen on the crest of a wave after winning two successive Drivers' Championships, Bernie Ecclestone says the sky is the limit for the Dutchman.

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says Max Verstappen will continue to win races and titles as long as he has the support of his team.

Having dramatically edged Lewis Hamilton to the 2021 Drivers' Championship at the season's last race in Abu Dhabi, Verstappen has dominated this year, sealing the 2022 title with five races still to run, prompting Ecclestone to praise the Dutchman's talent and commitment.

"Max doesn't play games. He's there to win races and win the World Championship and he's doing just that," Ecclestone told RTL.

“"Nothing is stopping him from doing what he wants to do. Whether he will win more titles depends on whether the team really improves.

"All the drivers who win the World Championship have to rely on the team. If they don't have the support of the team, they won't make it.

"If he keeps that up, the team will continue to support him and there's nothing stopping them from continuing to win.

"Everything is good at the moment and there is no reason why it shouldn't get better."

Ecclestone says Verstappen can increase win record

With 14 wins so far in 2022, Verstappen has already broken the record for the most Grand Prix victories in a single season, and Ecclestone says there is every chance the Dutchman could win the two remaining races of the year in Brazil and Abu Dhabi and increase the record to 16.

"There is no reason why he should not win the next two races as well. So yes, I hope he will have the next record," said Ecclestone.

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