Differences between Hamilton and Verstappen: 'Experience and character'.

30-07-2021 16:16
by GPblog.com
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Differences between Hamilton and Verstappen: 'Experience and character'.

The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is in full swing. Especially after the dramatic race at Silverstone two weeks ago, the battle only seems to get fiercer. Former Formula 1 drivers on Sky Sports discuss the rivalry between the two drivers.

"The experience is very powerful and Lewis has the advantage at the present time. Max is so hungry for it, they are brought up in a different manner now so they're probably five or six years ahead of me. They are more in-tune with what's expected on a race track," Johnny Herbert said on Sky Sports' broadcast.

The differences between Hamilton and Verstappen

Hamilton has been racing in Formula 1 since 2007, a lot longer than Verstappen. Not only in terms of experience, but also in terms of character the two are different according to Herbert.

"Their characters have been very very different. Lewis has always been very calm, even in the GP2 days. Max is more of a firecracker which is exactly what we want to see. There is a calmness of Max as well, externally he is a firecracker but when he's in the car and visor is down, you get that calmness coming through," Herbert said. This weekend the battle between the two continues at the GP of Hungary. It will be exciting to see who will go into the summer break with the lead.

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