The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is extremely exciting and automatically comparisons are drawn by the media with iconic rivalries from the past. However, Verstappen can’t do much with that and just focuses on his work.
The intense battle with Hamilton attracts the full attention of everyone and the rich history of Formula 1 is automatically remembered. In terms of driving style, Verstappen is regularly compared to Ayrton Senna and the duel with Hamilton can therefore quickly count on a compare with the hot-tempered fights between Senna and Alain Prost.
just want to win
“I don’t attach much importance to it”, Verstappen is sober as always. “I’m just here to win. I want to get the best possible result and I don’t really care. I just like to go every weekend to win a race, but I never compare myself with other drivers,” said the Dutchman when asked about that comparison with the two legendary drivers.
Verstappen downplays the value of comparing drivers because every year is different. “It cannot be compared. Some years there are more dominant cars. It will always be that way in Formula 1, so it makes no sense.” Verstappen also has little interest in breaking records. “As I’ve said before, I don’t care much about that. You have no control over it. Sometimes you have very dominant years and then you string the titles together.”