The world championship 2021 is highlighting the great world championship challenge between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, until now protagonists of a season that has seen them as absolute protagonists. The standard bearers of Mercedes and Red Bull are in fact giving fans an open dualism that, in recent years, the fans have been waiting with trepidation.
A battle full of twists and dynamics such as to change the mind of the seven-time English world champion in the course of five months: in May, during the weekend valid for the Spanish GP, The Hammer in fact, he highlighted the qualities of his team in terms of experience, such as to be able to prove decisive for the final victory in the world championship: “This year you will see the closest duel we have seen in recent seasons – Hamilton admitted – yesYou can observe some truly exceptional performance from Max, who has a winning machine at his disposal. When you are supported by a team that can win the world championship, it can undoubtedly put you in trouble if we don’t do our job properly. In any case – he added – I think that our experience will help us the approach to the weekends and how we will be able to face the most complex weekends. From my point of view, I therefore believe that the experience factor can really help us. In any case, you have to do your duty, with the reliability and small errors that can be decisive “.
However, eleven races after these statements, and especially after close duels that also resulted in accidents between the two, the Mercedes driver corrected the shot in an interview with Formula 1 Magazine: “I do not knowto what extent experience can be an advantage in the fight for the title – explained the British – Max is a top driver, and in the minor categories he has always proved to be a champion, improving his experience in each class. I don’t feel under pressure like him – he concluded – even because I have already won a world championship“.