Why F1 should fear Max Verstappen

Earlier this year I raced Max Verstappen.

Well, I say 'raced', but aside from the fact we were both on track at the same time there wasn't much comparison.

I was in Florida to take part in the Ferrari Winter Series, where Ferrari invites a bunch of young karting and single-seater hot-shots and gives them all the training necessary to make it in the big, bad world of professional motorsport. Fitness, PR, racecraft, mechanics, diet - you name it, they spend a month doing it.

I (over twice their age...) went and joined them for a few days of racing at Homestead-Miami, driving Formula-Abarth single seaters.