Single world champion Damon Hill sees that Lewis Hamilton has few opportunities left to make up for the difference with Max Verstappen, despite the strong last games of the reigning world champion. Hill provides text and explanation in the F1 Nation podcast.
Hamilton managed to win the last two Grands Prix with great dominance. As a result, the points difference with rival Verstappen has shrunk to eight points. With two races to go, it’s hard to predict who will win the championship at the end of the race.
Theoretically, Verstappen can take the title in Jeddah, but given the recent form of Hamilton and the Mercedes team, that seems unlikely. “Lewis likes to be the fighter, don’t you think?” Hill starts in the podcast. He continues: “He is happy to be in that position.” Regardless of position, the reigning world champion must return to reality. “He only has a few chances to make up for it now and we already have a theoretical situation where Max can win the championship,” said Hill.
Last races matter
“It is the first time in a long time that the last two races of the season matter,” continues the former world champion. In recent years, it was no longer exciting around this time. “It is also the first time that we can say, if something happens to one of the two title candidates, the other is champion,” he concludes.