'Hamilton has always shown he's a different driver'

08-06-2021 16:06 | Updated: 08-06-2021 18:16
by GPblog.com
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'Hamilton has always shown he's a different driver'

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton did not score any points at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but the two drivers will decide who will be world champion this season. Whereas for Verstappen it would be his first world title, the Englishman could possibly add an eighth.

Felipe Massa really got to grips with Hamilton's qualities in 2008. The driver thought he was world champion for a few seconds but had to leave this honour to Hamilton after all. Over the last thirteen years, he has only improved himself. Formel1.de. "He has always shown that he is a different driver. He is perhaps the perfect driver. His level of driving and the qualities he has show that."

On the other hand, it will not be easy for Mercedes to become world champion this season. Red Bull Racing improved their car in the last couple of years and comes very close to the qualities of Mercedes this season. Even better: the team of Verstappen and Sergio Pérez is currently on top of the world championship standings. Massa thinks the Mexican can play an important role in the battle. "Perez is a driver who can sit within two-tenths of Verstappen and fight," he said.

Constructors' championship

Red Bull also has more points than Mercedes in the constructors' championship for now. The Austrians have collected 174 points for now, while Mercedes have 26 points less.

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