Nico Rosberg: "Max Verstappen is a better driver than Lewis Hamilton"

30-07-2019 08:02 | Updated: 30-07-2019 08:16
by Louis Shaw
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Nico Rosberg: Max Verstappen is a better driver than Lewis Hamilton

2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg believes that Max Verstappen is a better driver than Lewis Hamilton. The former racer believes that if the two raced in equal cars then the Dutchman would always come out on top. Verstappen excelled in the wet conditions at the German Grand Prix and being able to perform in rain is usually a sign of a special driver.  

"Verstappen had a great racing pace, did everything well and deserved this victory," Rosberg gave the trumpet in the analysis on his YouTube channel. "It is already his second win of the season and he is only 22 points from Bottas in a Mercedes.

"He is well ahead of the Ferraris, who generally have a better car than Verstappen. He is incredible this year, he is doing very well this season and is currently only 61 points behind Lewis. That is quite impressive halfway through the season."

Rosberg is so impressed that he thinks Verstappen is actually a better driver than the five time World Champion. 

"If they were to drive the same car, I think Verstappen would be in front of Hamilton in the championship right now. Although this weekend's lower score [of Hamilton] also has to do with that.

"Verstappen is simply the best at the moment driver in Formula 1. It is very impressive what he shows, the Netherlands is going crazy, they are still celebrating in the stands. It is beautiful to see and that is what we simply want."

Verstappen will hope that Red Bull continue to give him a car capable of competing at the top of the grid and that he can prove himself as the best driver on the grid. 

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