Categories: News

Max Verstappen: “I would be two tenths faster in Lewis Hamilton’s F1 car”

Max Verstappen
Foto: Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen thinks that if he drove Hamilton’s car he would be two tenths faster than the seven-time world champion. It should be clear, the title battle is also being fought off the track.

After the Azerbaijan GP, ​​Max Verstappen is still in the lead in the championship. However, things looked bad for Verstappen for a while. After all, on his way to an almost certain victory, he suffered a blowout and Hamilton appeared to take the lead with a second place in the race.

However, on the restart of the race, Hamilton completely missed his braking point when he attacked Sergio Perez towards the first corner. Gone second place, gone precious points. Hamilton and Verstappen left Baku without points and so the Dutchman is still four points ahead of his rival.

In the past two races, coincidentally or not on a street circuit, Mercedes has been completely out of shape and Lewis Hamilton also made it clear that Red Bull has the faster car at the moment. However, Max Verstappen does not want to say that his good performances are only due to his car.

“I would say that if I were him and I was driving his car, I would be two tenths faster. But I don’t really care what he says,” said Verstappen.

Verstappen also questions Hamilton’s explanation, who attributes his mistake to the “magic brake button” that was on without his knowledge. Therefore, the brake balance was not at all what he expected.

“Everyone tries to do their best, right?” Verstappen responded. “I’m not going to say he makes mistakes because he feels pressure.”

“Everyone is trying to get the most out of it, so I am too. Lewis will not only have to compete with his teammate this year, but also with another team.

“That adds an extra dimension and I think that’s only good for the sport.”

More F1 news:

  • – “F1 escaped a drama in Azerbaijan on Sunday”
  • – Lewis Hamilton got his worst result in 12 years on Sunday
  • – This is how fantastic the new pit building in Saudi Arabia will look
  • – Mick Schumacher cries out after dangerous action teammate: “Did he try to kill me?”
  • – Pirelli suspects to have found the cause of blowout Max Verstappen
  • .

    Recent Posts

    Looking for a lease car? From 2025 you can only choose an electric one

    Well, many lease drivers have already opted for an electric car in recent years, since…

    4 hours ago

    New, electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a driving retro banana

    Well, retro... The Hyundai Ioniq 6 doesn't have the futuristic seventies look of the Ioniq…

    5 hours ago

    Nelson Piquet is a bully with little tact, but why did the FIA ​​wait seven months to respond?

    Nelson Piquet (second from left) scolded Lewis Hamilton (r.). Nelson Piquet, three-time F1 world champion…

    20 hours ago

    Racism incident in Formula 1: Max Verstappen’s father-in-law uses the N-word about Lewis Hamilton

    After Red Bull recently suspended Juri Vips for using the N-word during a livestream, a…

    1 day ago

    Union: ’90 percent of workers do not receive a covering mileage allowance’

    The maximum tax-free kilometer allowance will increase from 19 to 21 cents next year. A…

    1 day ago

    BMW shrinks the kidneys of the M4! On this homage to the 3.0 CSL

    And we thought BMW would only celebrate 50 years of M with a terrible plug-in…

    1 day ago

    This website uses cookies.