Berger: ‘Hamilton, like Verstappen, has nerves of steel’


Gerhard Berger knows that a collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at Yas Marina Circuit is unavoidable. He says it is certainly a possibility in the next Grand Prix. He also elaborates on the battle that the Dutchman and the Briton waged on the asphalt for a year. This is a memorable year, says the DTM boss.

Of course, Speedweek will inform the Austrian to what extent he expects a crash in Abu Dhabi. “I wouldn’t rule it out, but of course I hope for a fair result that will be achieved on the track,” emphasizes Berger, who also saw the title decided in the DTM this year with a crash. Kelvin van der Linde unfairly held off Red Bull junior Liam Lawson from the German Touring Car Championship title twice.

Berger about fight between Mercedes and Red Bull

Mercedes and Red Bull have been evenly matched since the Bahrain Grand Prix at the beginning of the year. “It’s one of the toughest battles between two teams, the management of those two teams and the drivers. We will be talking about this for a long time,” predicts the former Ferrari driver. We are currently experiencing an iconic time warp.

Who will win that title fight? Berger was long convinced of Verstappen’s fighting ability, but after the Mercedes dominance of the past few weeks, he is starting to have doubts: ‘Until some time ago I would have said Max, but you should not underestimate Lewis. His athletic determination and killer instincts are impressive. Like Verstappen, he has nerves of steel.’

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