The British Bernie Ecclestone, former head of the World Cup F1, it is clear that although his compatriot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) get their eighth world title this year, "absolutely" may be above german Michael SchumacherWhile
"Not at all. In fact, I'm surprised Lewis didn't say it at the beginning of the year: 'I'm retiring, I don't want to win more races or world championships than Michael.' Ecclestone said in an interview broadcast by the German channel RTL.
On the other hand, he showed his happiness that this season the F.1 is going to decide, except for surprise, in the last race between the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and the current champion.
“It's a fight we've been waiting for seven or eight years, finally a competition again, that's what people want when they watch Formula 1 or any sport. They want competitiveness ”, remarked.
“Everyone I talk to is looking forward to Max winning. Nobody complains that Lewis is not doing a good job. He has driven well, he has done a first-class job. Mercedes gave him the best machine anyone would ever want. Would another driver do the same with that same car? I'd say maybe yes. The new pilots that are arriving could do a similar job, we don't know ”, analyzed.
Ecclestone also compared this Hamilton-Verstappen duel with the legendary clash of the late '80s between the Brazilian Ayrton Senna And French Alain Prost. “They are both very competitive in their own way. They have a different style, a different way of approaching things and that adapts to each race ”, said the 91-year-old businessman.
Regarding the tournament being defined with a touch, Ecclestone assured: “Sure it can happen, but it's the last thing I want to happen. If someone bumps into them, they would be unhappy, but they would accept it, but I don't think either of them is going to try to get the other out. "