Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull, spoke in a recent interview with Dutch magazine RacingNews365 about Max Verstappen's superiority over seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. He said: "I think Verstappen is already stronger than Hamilton.
Russell's performance at Mercedes confirmed this to me when he replaced Hamilton out of action due to COVID-19. My comment, however, should not be interpreted as if I were blind in the face of everything Lewis has achieved but at the same time we must say that he has a better technical package than Max, who instead has to try to extract 110% of his car by taking it well over the limit.
You can see it from the fact that a Williams driver qualified directly on the front row and almost won the race." He said it in a moment in which Red Bull team members are talking about the British driver. In fact, on the renewal of Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes, still on the high seas, and without yet reaching a conclusion with the demands of the English driver which would be higher than those offered by the German manufacturer, talked Red Bull Helmut Marko.
Red Bull could be ready to enter the negotiations, although Lewis could most likely continue in Mercedes. The Austrian team councilor Helmut Marko talks about it in an interview with the German broadcaster RTL. Helmut Marko said: "This whole situation is creating inconvenience for Mercedes.
We hope to benefit only from it. There are no interesting vacancies otherwise. Either Lewis takes a sabbatical or he stays at Mercedes. We want to be serious challengers."
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12 years ago, in 2008, Lewis Hamilton was directly awarded the honor of Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for becoming the youngest world champion in Formula One history at 24.
"I think it's impossible to understand how special this occasion is until you stand in front of the Queen," was her comment. Now Lewis Hamilton will be named baronet in this Thursday's New Year Honors. The 7-time world champion was included among the overseas characters, that is, those figures who have rendered an exceptional service to the United Kingdom abroad and internationally.
Previously this honor had been awarded to 3 other British pilots: Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart. Toto Wolff said: "Lewis is one of the greatest drivers ever and one of the most successful Britons of his generation.
His sporting achievements are known all over the world but this year, alongside the his excellence on the track, he also represented a powerful voice in the fight against all kinds of discrimination. In short, in this 2020 he was an inspiration in every sense.
The news that he will be awarded the title of baronet is the right recognition for a career without track record in motorsport. The UK can be proud to have a champion and ambassador of the caliber of Sir Lewis Hamilton."
Through his Instagram account, the Mercedes champion Lewis Hamilton chooses the 10 moments of 2020. Hamilton has chosen ten photos that portray him in special moments for him in 2020. He campaigned on the fight against racism and his adhesion to the Black Lives Matter movement in June, after the killing of George Floyd in the United States by an agent of the police.
A way to remember how much this commitment has never failed for Lewis. Then there is obviously room for F1 with the comparison with Michael Schumacher. The year that is ending is that of overtaking the German in the number of victories, setting a new record at 95, and of the engagement in the number of world titles, with seven centers.
The collection of photos of the Englishman takes moments of reflection at sea on the surfboard or intent on enjoying a few moments of freedom with the inseparable bulldog Roscoe. Without forgetting the help to Australia and its kangaroos, hit hard by the fires at the beginning of 2020.
But in a year in which physical contact has failed, the most intense image remains that of the hug to his father Anthony, with whom old disagreements are just bad memories.