Brundle rubbishes Jos Verstappen's Hamilton claim

02-12-2018 18:25
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Brundle rubbishes Jos Verstappen's Hamilton claim

Former F1 driver Jos Verstappen claimed that Lewis Hamilton owed his 2018 world championship win to having the best car. However, Sky Sports F1 pundit Martin Brundle has rubbished Verstappen's comments.

Jos, Max Verstappen's father, thinks that Hamilton got lucky with having the best car, and it was not necessarily down to the five-time world champion's skill or ability.

Hamilton equalled Juan Manuel Fangio's tally of five world titles, after Verstappen's win in Mexico.

The Mercedes driver had a quite extraordinary record in 2018, with 11 wins - over 50% win rate.

However, in the eyes of Jos Verstappen, Hamilton's win is mainly thanks to how much stronger his Mercedes car was in comparison to all of the others.

"Looking at Hamilton, he starts from pole and then wins the race, you don't need to take such risks," the former F1 driver said. "Then it's easily said that you are the better drive. For sure, he also has the better car."

Sky Sports F1 pundit, Brundle has rubbished Jos' comments and has backed it up with some counter-arguments.

"Lewis has been outstanding this year and it does, in fact, appear that he keeps getting even better," Brundle said in his post-season review for Sky Sports F1. "He's aced the crossover between experience, speed, fitness, bravery, technical knowledge, patience and politics.

"The right man won the championship. People say he's got the best car, but then so has Valtteri Bottas and so did Nico Rosberg. Lewis remains the man to beat."

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