According to David Coulthard, Max Verstappen will not be able to give mental blows to Lewis Hamilton.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and the battle for the Formula 1 world title. It is of course the talk of the town in the paddock. The two drivers are engaged in a thrilling and sometimes spicy fight. Several times they met each other on the asphalt and a few times it ended in tears.
With seven races to go, a crucial phase has arrived in the title race. The mental toughness of the two will also become an important aspect in the tail end of the season, according to some, but David Coulthard, former Red Bull driver, does not think either of the two drivers will succumb to the pressure.
They won’t get stuck in each other’s heads either, the Scot thinks in conversation with SpeedWeek. “I am not surprised that these two drivers are the ones fighting for the world title. I am convinced that it will continue until the end of the season, until the race in Abu Dhabi. Besides, I do not think Max will be in Lewis head can crawl.”
Both drivers are completely the same on the track, Coulthard judges. Both Verstappen and Hamilton want nothing more than to win, while off the track they are very different. “Both drivers have a very strong team behind them. They know that they can win races at any time and that gives them a lot of confidence.”
“Besides the track, they are two other people. Lewis does fashion, Max withdraws and spends his time with family in Monaco. They are so different. Max likes to keep everything to himself, Lewis is more outgoing. But on the track it revolves It’s all about one thing: winning.”
In any case, they will not succumb to the pressure, concludes Coulthard: “When I competed for the title I felt a lot of pressure, but these guys don’t know that. They race against the very best, but they make fewer mistakes than we used to do.” said the former driver.