Ralf Schumacher considers Max Verstappen to have no chance under normal circumstances with regard to the world title. Despite the Dutchman still leading the way, the former Formula 1 driver expects Lewis Hamilton to be crowned champion for the eighth time this year.
The 2021 Formula 1 season is approaching its conclusion. With two more Grands Prix on the roll, Verstappen leads the list among the drivers, with an eight-point lead over Hamilton. It is also unabatedly exciting for the constructors. Due to the retirement of Valtteri Bottas in Qatar and the second and fourth place for Verstappen and Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing there is only five points behind Mercedes.
In both championships, the last two races are decisive, although Verstappen can theoretically grab the title in Saudi Arabia, while Mercedes can also decide it there on paper. Despite the Limburger’s lead, Ralf Schumacher expects it to be the 36-year-old Briton who will be crowned sometime in the next three weeks.
Verstappen no chance under normal circumstances
“Max gives everything and that shows how good he is,” it said to the Italian Formula Passion. “But under normal circumstances he has no chance. We have [Qatar] seen again how fast Mercedes is, and therefore does not have to look outside the rules as Red Bull suspects. I assume a team is not willfully breaking the rules. If you do that, you run the risk of something going wrong.”