F1 News

Hamilton and Verstappen don't bat an eye: They both seem very calm

Hamilton and Verstappen don't bat an eye: "They both seem very calm"

04-12-2021 07:51 Last update: 09:11


Jacques Villeneuve has a lot of respect for Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen who are fighting together for the world title this season. Where he sees that both drivers are very calm, Red Bull Racing and Mercedes are not.

Team bosses Toto Wolff and Christian Horner have been on the scene many times this season talking about their rivalry. Whereas Mercedes protested against Verstappen's rear wing at the start of the season, Red Bull did the opposite in Brazil.

However, Villeneuve sees that the two top drivers are not distracted. "Max and Lewis always drive at the front and have had some incidents too. But the psychological battle alongside the track is being fought by the teams, Red Bull and Mercedes, and not by the drivers. They both seem very calm," the Canadian told De Telegraaf.

Villeneuve notices change at Red Bull

The former world champion sees a clear change at the Austrians this season. "I also think Lewis has made more mistakes this year, but it hasn't cost him very many points. Max is having a better season. Although it is clear that together they are miles above the rest. Lewis wasn't used to fighting anymore, he needed to wake up. He is now."

Video player

More videos