Eddie Jordan Picks Leclerc and Norris as Verstappen's Potential F1 Challengers

“If I had a top team now and didn’t get Max, there would only be one driver pairing capable of taking on Verstappen.."- he said.

by Sead Dedovic
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Eddie Jordan Picks Leclerc and Norris as Verstappen's Potential F1 Challengers
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The great and former F1 team owner, Eddie Jordan spoke to the media about the drivers who could challenge Max Verstappen. Currently, Max Verstappen is considered the top driver in the F1 world. However, many are hopeful that his dominance will be challenged, and a new driver will emerge to compete with him. Interestingly, Eddie Jordan believes that Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris are drivers who have the quality to fight with Max. Many were surprised that Jordan did not mention Lewis Hamilton.

“If I had a top team now and didn’t get Max, there would only be one driver pairing capable of taking on Verstappen: Charles Leclerc and as teammate, Lando Norris,” Jordan told F1-Insider, as reported by crash.net

Jordan also revealed his reasons why he thinks that Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton cannot fight with him.

“I simply don’t believe that Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, who are well-deserved champions, would be able to keep up with Verstappen due to their advanced age.”

Helmut Marko reacts

On the other hand, Helmut Marko is not one of those who share an identical opinion. Namely, Marko believes that Leclerc and Norris have many weaknesses. In addition, Jordan believes that Max has room for improvement and that he will certainly be even better in the future. For him, the priority is to provide him with a car that is as good as last year. If Max has all the conditions for success, no one doubts that he will succeed in his intentions. The Dutchman has shown how impressive he is many times in his career.

It will be interesting to follow his progress this year and see if dominance is possible again. Looking at what he did last season, it is certain that Max has a great chance to repeat the same. The fans are excited and hoping for a spectacle.

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