CEO of F1 enjoys the title fight between Hamilton and Verstappen

18-10-2021 10:52 | Updated: 18-10-2021 12:54
by GPblog.com
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CEO of F1 enjoys the title fight between Hamilton and Verstappen

Stefano Domenicali is enjoying the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The Formula One CEO was still team boss of Ferrari when things were last so tense between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, so he knows how team bosses must feel now.

Title race in F1

It has taken a while, but in 2021 we will finally have a real title fight between two different teams in Formula 1 again. In 2017 and 2018, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari gave some resistance, but the title was taken by Mercedes early. In 2012 it was last decided on the last day (between two different teams, in fact in 2016 it was also decided on the last day, but that was between two teammates.

''Last time we found ourselves in such a tight fight for the championship, I was on the team side at Ferrari, with the title going down to the final race in 2010 and 2012 – so I know what it means to live this kind of intensity,'' the Formula One CEO says in his column for Formula1.com.

Last races of the season

''It’s fantastic for Formula 1 to have such an intense fight, but I don’t want to only focus on that, as we have the fight for other positions. McLaren and Ferrari, for example, are battling hard for third. And we have battles all the way down the field, with the final positions in the constructors’ championship critical for teams regarding their positioning for the future.''

Domenicali is therefore looking forward to continuing the season. ''I can’t wait for the next six events as they are six opportunities for something new and incredible to happen in what has so far been one of the great seasons in F1,'' the Italian concludes.

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