Sometimes, you look like an absolute genius when you nail a prediction. And sometimes, you look like the biggest idiot in the world.
Four-time world champion Alain Prost is many things to an F1 fan. Champion, legend, daredevil, and quick are just some of the words one can use to describe one of the all-time great drivers in the history of the sport.
However, what he may not be is a fortune teller, or an astrologer. Back in July, he made a statement that ruffled a few feathers. Fast-forward to December, and he has been absolutely mudded.
In late July, Prost had said, “You can take Lewis Hamilton to a war and he’ll win it for you all alone.
“For Max Verstappen you need to give him a superior car and team orders so he could actually do something.
“Max Verstappen is closer to the fraud debate than the G.O.A.T debate.”
ALAIN PROST (4x champ):— CJ !i (@CJ_Unparalleled) July 30, 2021
“You can take Lewis Hamilton to a war and he’ll win it for you all alone, for Max Verstappen you need to give him a superior car and team orders so he could actually do something. Max Verstappen is closer to the fraud debate than the goat debate.”
Well, well, well
Verstappen may not be in the G.O.A.T debate, but calling him a fraud has aged like milk. At the Abu Dhabi GP, ‘Super Max’ passed Hamilton on the last lap to cross the line and become world champion for the first time in his career.
“Mercedes, not happy. Red Bull will be delighted. They have shared a brilliant championship battle. But the championship can only be won by one, AND IT’S GOING DUTCH IN 2021! MAX VERSTAPPEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, IS CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!”
Those were the words of David Croft seconds before Verstappen won the title. Prost may have sunk into his seat lower and lower on that final lap.
In his defence, though, he was 100% right about Hamilton. The man fought unbelievable odds to go to the last race with everything to play for. He fought a war and nearly won it alone too. Unfortunately, he couldn’t prove Prost’s hot take right.