A teenage driver is already already being compared to one of the greats Caio Collet via twitter
caio collet via twitter

Young Brazilian race car driver is being likened to one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers. is reporting that 15-year-old Caio Collet is being touted by racing manager Nicolas Todt as having tremendous potential to rival legendary driver Ayrton Senna.

?I know it?s a cliché to say that he?s the ?new Senna? as we?ve heard that before, but I heard many good things about him and he?s done very well in his career so far,? said Todt.

Collet is a karting champion in his hometown of Sao Paulo and was named best rookie at the 2015 CIK-FIA World Championship (KF Junior). He placed 6th at the CIK-FIA European Championship in 2016 (OK-Junior). Todt, who represents another Brazilian driver in Felipe Massa, says Caio is the best he?s seen in a long while.

?We are looking at giving him a test in single-seaters later this year and if he does well, will bring him to Europe next season, otherwise it will be another year in karting,? Todt says.

Ayrton Senna was a 3-time Formula 1 world champion from Brazil and widely considered one of the greatest F1 drivers in history. He was killed in 1994 when his car crashed into a concrete barrier during a race in Italy.

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