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Is Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen the Next Sebastian Vettel?

On the same weekend that 17-year-old Max Verstappen finished fourth in the Hungarian Grand Prix—directly ahead of double world champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton—he said he hopes to get his driver's licence during the Formula One summer break, according to the Press Association (h/t the Guardian). To describe Verstappen's rise as meteoric would be cliche and also inaccurate. Meteors flash brilliantly and quickly through the sky and then disappear forever. And while Verstappen is brilliant and quick on a race track, he is showing no signs of disappearing. Quite the opposite. Despite arriving at Toro Rosso with just one season of single-seater experience, Verstappen has looked right at home ...

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