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F1 star Max Verstappen says he's not the new Michael Schumacher

August 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Fresh off the back of a stunning victory at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says that he appreciates the comparison with the legendary Michael Schumacher but is his own man.

(CNN)Fresh off the back of a stunning victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has said that while he appreciates being compared to F1 great Michael Schumacher, he is his own man.

"He reminds me of Michael Schumacher in many ways," said Brawn of the Dutchman, before adding: "I remember Max's early days in Formula 1 where his speed was clear -- he has now matured into an exceptional racing driver. "

Speaking to CNN's Amanda Davies, Verstappen said: "It was of course very nice but I don't like to compare myself to anyone because I'm myself and I'm a different driver.

Aged 17 and 166 days, Verstappen became the youngest driver in F1 history when he competed in the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.

Heading into this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, Verstappen is second in the standings for the drivers' championship -- 30 points behind world champion Hamilton.

Asked about whether he and the other drivers have spoken to Hamilton regarding the campaign, Verstappen said: "Of course we talk about it.

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