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Broadcasting legend Murray Walker tips young driver Max Chilton for success but admits it will be tough for the 21-year-old in the early stages.
After managing to bring the car home in 17th position at Albert Park last week in Melbourne and preparing for qualification for Malaysia this week, Walker believes Chilton could become a great Formula One driver.
Former BBC and ITV commentator Walker said: “Max has got to Formula One which is a remarkable achievement in itself. Not many people get this chance; there are only 22 people this year driving so he is up against the elite.
“Max is not with one of the fastest teams so he has already got a big mountain to climb. But he has done well so far.
“He has the world before him now and it is up to him to prove himself. It’s a tough job, when you’re up against people like Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.
“If Max has the ability, now is his time to prove it.”
By Chris Nightingale