Verstappen already heats up a new chapter of his fight with Hamilton

The fight for the Formula 1 World Cup between the Dutch Max Verstappen and the British Lewis Hamilton entered the final stretch and the two drivers do not want to loosen an inch in that fight. For this reason, the Red Bull rider palpitated the duel of the weekend in Austin, where both competitors will add a new chapter to one of the most contested championships of the last two decades in the top flight of world motorsport.

“We will continue to fight for the leadership of F1 with Mercedes. Hopefully this weekend in Austin we can have a good performance, although it will be another tough battle,” said Verstappen, current F1 leader, who is escorted by Hamilton, with his Mercedes , just six points. “It will be good to return to the United States,” Verstappen said in relation to the Austin (Texas) Grand Prix, which last year could not be developed due to the pandemic.

The Red Bull driver feels it is essential to stay focused to avoid being surprised by Hamilton. “We are focused on doing our best and we will try to win the race at Austin as well. It is going to be another close battle and I am looking forward to that moment.”

Verstappen is confident in his own team, but he knows that Mercedes, winner of the last seven constructors’ titles, is ahead of them in these types of definitions. “We must always strive to optimize performance every weekend and we have a very competitive car, but we have to deal with Mercedes and this will always be the big question mark every weekend,” remarked the number one Red Bull driver.

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The Dutchman, current leader of the Drivers’ World Cup with 262 points, competes for the top of the championship against the multi-champion Hamilton, who escorts him with 256 points. “Every weekend there will be new challenges to overcome and this one will not be different from the others. We will have to focus on ourselves. The circuit? The track is very beautiful, with uneven asphalt that adds excitement to the race. The first The sector is a lot of fun, with lots of fast corners, “said Verstappen.


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