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Verstappen 'not ready' for 2015 debut admits Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has added yet another disparaging response to the news Max Verstappen will make history next year as by far F1's youngest ever driver. And the 1998 and 1999 world champion does not only criticise Red Bull's decision to sign the young Dutchman just half a year out of karts, but also his former F1 rival Jos Verstappan, who is Max's father and manager. "In no case is a driver ready for Formula One at 16 or 17," Hakkinen said in an interview with his sponsor Hermes. Hakkinen, who was involved in Valtteri Bottas' management and also has a son (Hugo) in the world of highly-competitive karting, insisted: "Either as a manager or a father, I would never let a driver as...
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