Surely we have all imagined or at least thought about what it would look like if Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were part of the same team; In this case, Red Bull. Such an option seems unrealistic and we doubt that these two drivers will ever be teammates, but the statement of Formula 1 pundit Peter Windsor about the potential partnership between Max and Lewis caused many reactions.
Windsor believes that if the two were to become teammates, Verstappen would have a huge advantage, largely because of his chemistry with design chief Adrian Newey. “In order for them to be teammates, it would mean Lewis obviously joining Red Bull.
And in that situation, I think it would be Max,” Windsor said, as quoted by formula1news.co.uk “Because Max has this symbiotic relationship with Adrian [Newey], and for sure with Christian [Horner, Red Bull team principal], but more importantly with Adrian because Adrian is the guy”.
Windsor: Adrian knows Max pretty well
Windsor is certain that Hamilton would also feel great in the new team and would be able to perform at the very top level as well. As a result, it would still be a preference for him to choose Verstappen regardless of everything, as he has already stated the reasons behind his view.
In terms of the title race, there is no doubt that the Dutchman and Newey make a great team. “And Max knows Adrian’s brain pretty well, and for sure, Adrian knows Max pretty well. And there’s only one Adrian, and Lewis would be chiming into that, to some extent, and he’d be getting in his racing car, and it would feel great, much better than the Mercedes, and he might out-qualify Max by a tenth or two.
“But in terms of overall in a season, it would be almost impossible, I think, to beat the Max Verstappen-Adrian Newey partnership, even if you’re Lewis Hamilton or George Russell or Charles Leclerc or anybody because it’s not just Max, and it’s not just Adrian – it’s the two of them together”.