“It will be decided by whoever has the least technical problems, because they drive incredibly well,” the three-time F1 champion told Motorsport-Magazin earlier this week.
“I think it can go either way. Ultimately, because of the experience that Mercedes and also Lewis Hamilton have, I think they have the best chance.”
“Hamilton and Verstappen sometimes talk about it, as we have seen in at least two moments. However, I hope this is viewed in the most positive way.”
Jackie Stewart was a big champion of safety in the sport during his time in Formula 1. During several incidents this season, including between Verstappen and Hamilton, new safety measures have proven their worth. A good example of this was the Halo when Hamilton and Verstappen raced against each other in Monza and Verstappen landed on Hamilton’s car with his F1 car.
Stewart especially hopes that no new dramatic incidents will take place and that the title fight will be decided nicely and cleanly.
“I wouldn’t like to see something terrible happen, even though motorsport is very safe now. The incident with Verstappen at Silverstone, during my time in Formula 1, that would have been fatal,” Stewart refers to another incident during the British GP where Verstappen crashed particularly badly after being collided with Hamilton.
“Sometimes they risk too much and do things that are not really appropriate, so they have to be careful. They should not be too carried away with their will to win. After all, to finish first you have to make sure you finish first.”
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