Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were engaged in a fierce battle last season for winning the 2021 World Championship.
Max Verstappen snatched the World Championship from Lewis Hamilton in the last lap of the season. Hamilton was left devastated after the way last few laps unfolded. Relationships have been sour between the two ever since.
Now, in the latest interview, it looks like Hamilton is still holding the loss in his heart.
Viaplay was asking the drivers if they could “describe what kind of driver and person he [Verstappen] is” during the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Most of the drivers answered in a vivid manner praising Verstappen:
However, Hamilton had different plans as he totally avoided the question:
“I wouldn’t ever comment on either of those.”
Alonso on the other hand praised Verstappen:
“He’s an amazing talent that we are lucky to witness in our time,”
“He’s dominating this year. He fought very strong last year too against a tough competitor in Lewis.
“As a person, I think he’s a normal guy and that’s probably his strength. He’s not thinking about anything else other than Formula One. He keeps humble and hungry of success and this is very powerful.”
Max Verstappen is all set to win the 2022 Championship. However, the fight might have been much closer if Charles Leclerc had a little bit of luck on his side. His title rival was also not short on praises for the Dutchman:
“He’s a very nice person,”
“We’ve grown a lot since we first met in karting in 2009 maybe. We’ve been fighting together for many, many years and it’s nice we find ourselves now fighting in Formula One even though in this year I wish we were a bit closer in points for it be closer but in the end it’s been nice. As a driver, he’s obviously extremely quick and he’s showing that.”
Max Verstappen won his home Grand Prix at Zandvoort after showing another dominating performance. The Red Bull driver is driving in a different league this season.
Verstappen’s next challenge will be in Ferrari’s backyard at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix. Red Bull are favorites to win in Monza due to the straight-line speed advantage.
However, one cannot underestimate Ferrari, especially at Monza.
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