The duel between the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is extremely intense, as has been demonstrated by the incidents that both took place in the Great Britain GP e Italy. And with the season of the F1 Already in its final phase, it is logical that some referents in the category are consulted for their opinion on each of the candidates for the crown. So did Jackie stewart, three-time champion of the Máxima.
“Mercedes has the best package at the moment, but Red Bull has shown that they are betting big…. Verstappen is now the fastest rider, but he is still a bit in the puppy phase ”, Stewart told Talk Sport.
At the same time, Lewis may be nearing the end of his career; so I think the future has more in store for Verstappen. But Mercedes should not be ruled out, Hamilton is an extremely good driver ”, He added.
The Scotsman also offered his opinion on the incident that both took place in Monza. “It was another experience of two drivers who are a little too anxious. The circuit offers the opportunity to overtake in one or two more zones. Like Silverstone I think it could have been avoided. I think both drivers have to accept their responsibility in this accident ”, analyzed.
Stewart also reflected on the decision of the International Automobile Federation of holding Verstappen guilty. “It will have been very difficult to determine who was at fault. The FIA made a decision, but it seems like a very small penalty to me. ", said in reference to the three places that the Dutchman will lose in the starting grid of the next Russian GP.