Andretti: 'Verstappen deserves the world title the most'

18-11-2021 11:40 Last update: 18-11-2021 13:13

Mario Andretti himself won the world title once. In 1978, he was the best driver in Formula 1. In an exclusive interview with GPblog In an exclusive interview, the American discusses who should be champion in 2021, among other things.

Preference for Verstappen

“His fans would like to see (it being) Lewis," Andretti says. "He won seven, that’s fantastic. Personally, I think Max deserves it maybe, because he was cheated out of three races. Especially in Azerbaijan, where his tyre blew up, where he had a good commanding lead and got no point at all. He had some bad luck. Alle in all, personally I think at this point, if you look at his performance, he is the one that is the most deserving. But, having said that: that’s not the way the sports work. Sometimes it is a bit unfair." 

Watch the entire interview with Mario Andretti, in which he discusses the popularity of Formula 1 in America. Andretti also discusses his son Michael's faile attempt to buy the Alfa Romeo team and the American driver being ready for a move to F1.

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