The season is still long, but after nine Grand Prix there is a clear top favorite to become Formula 1 world champion. And for the first time in years that is not Lewis Hamilton: Max Verstappen leads the way and has a nice lead. At the age of 23, the Dutchman is finally able to make a real shot at the world championship. But why is that only happening now, in his seventh Formula 1 season? We give you five reasons.
1) Verstappen finally has an absolute top car (with some help from new rules)
We start with the simplest reason. Because no matter how good Max Verstappen is, it very rarely happens that a Formula …