Verstappen and Leclerc - the next 'Hamilton and Vettel' in F1?

Max Verstappen thinks he and Charles Leclerc will be the 'Hamilton and Vettel' of the future.

Verstappen, 21, will be the de-facto number 1 at Red Bull this year, while Ferrari rookie Leclerc - also 21 - will be four time world champion Sebastian Vettel's teammate.

'He has a chance'

"I imagine we will be like Hamilton and Vettel in the future, because at some point the old generation will go," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Verstappen says there is no reason both he and Frenchman Leclerc will be unable to challenge for the world championship in 2019.

"If I had a competitive car in my first year, I could have competed for the title," he said.

"Whether Leclerc has a chance to win depends on his car, but if he's good enough, he has a chance," Verstappen added.

By attending a stewards meeting in Geneva, Verstappen has now completed his two days of FIA community service for violently confronting Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian grand prix.