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Column: The season Max Verstappen went from super talent to superstar

In previous years, Max Verstappen was widely regarded as a rising star but with a lack of consistency and maturity. This season, he has proved he has both of those things as he has arguably become the best pound-for-pound driver on the grid. What has changed? Engine performance and 'overdriving' Engine performance and driver performance are heavily tied together. Not only in the sense that a driver obviously does better with a more powerful engine; it can also change the way someone drives. Verstappen is an excellent example of this. Ahead of the 2018 season, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing set out to challenge for the title. Although Daniel Ricciardo won two of the six races, it...
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