Lionel Messi Car
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Red Bull star Max Verstappen is undeniably the most dominant racer in the current F1 world. He has won three world championships back to back. Not only has Max been the greatest Dutch F1 driver in history, but he is writing his name on the list of all-time greats in F1’s history. After winning his third title in 2023, he sees himself in the elite list with greats like Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart, and so on. Only in a matter of a couple of years, Max Verstappen has won the 34 Grand Prix. Clearly, in the current F1 world, Max Verstappen is the best racer. There has been no real competition in the last couple of seasons.

However, talking about the greats of the sports universe, the soccer legend Lionel Messi is a household name and a familiar face to every sports lover. In terms of soccer, there must be no argument for calling Messi the GOAT. Currently, he has taken the United States of America by storm. He joined the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and had a great start to his MLS career. Recently, Messi drove a bright pink racing car at Disneyland Paris.


Can Lionel Messi Compete Against Max Verstappen In F1?

Max Verstappen Lionel Messi
Max Verstappen Lionel Messi Source: The Sports Rush

It was just a fun activity with his family in the fashion capital of the world. But some fans said the GOAT can give some serious competition to Max Verstappen. However, driving on theme park car rides and on F1 tracks are two vastly different activities. Anyhow, Messi returned to Paris, where he played for the club Paris Saint-German alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, to receive his record eighth Ballon d’Or. It seems like the authorities should already rename the trophy after the great Lionel Messi.

He won the World Cup last year, establishing himself as the GOAT. Now, the fans are waiting to see him on the ground again. But it can’t happen until Inter Miami begins their preseason campaign. Until that happens, Messi is enjoying with his family driving a sports car of the Inter Miami colors. But for Messi and CR7 fans, there is a piece of bad news. Inter Miami might play in a few friendly games later. However, chances of a friendly clash between Miami and Al-Nassr are slim to none. 

What Separates Max From The Rest?

Max Verstappen Red Bull
Max Verstappen Red Bull Source: PlanetF1

The most notable thing about Verstappen is the nature of his dominance in the current F1 world. He is constantly breaking all-time records. Lately, in 2023, he broke his last year’s record of winning most GPs in a season. Previously, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel had the record for most wins in a season.

The great Germans had won 13 GPs in a single season. But Max Verstappen won 15 last year. However, in 2023, the Dutchman went on to win 19 races. He and his teammate Sergio Perez helped Red Bull win 21 races in the 2023 season. But Max Verstappen has reached a whole new level of dominance. No other driver in the sport’s history has been through this level of dominance.