MERCEDES DTM boss Hubert Haupt wants Max Verstappen to win the F1 World Championship over Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen, 24, leads the Brit by 12 points with just five races to go.
Should Verstappen become champion, it’ll be Red Bulls’ first since 2013, and it would end Mercedes’ seven-year domination.
And Haupt thinks ‘it’s time’ for someone other than Hamilton to be top of the F1 mountain.
Haupt competes in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) championship with three Mercedes cars for HRT, the team he owns.
He told Sport1: “I think it’s time for someone other than (Lewis) Hamilton to become world champion.
“In terms of Formula 1, it would be huge for Red Bull to win the title, so I hope Verstappen manages it.
“There are still a few more circuits that suit Mercedes, but if Max scores well in the next two races, he will have the nerve to hang onto it.”