Max Verstappen gave an interview to Autosport, in which he talked about several topics, among which the 7 times world champion Lewis Hamilton. He said: "Who is the best driver in F1 now? Very hard to say, but obviously I think he is Lewis Hamilton.
Because of the way he has gone through these seasons, always triumphing at the end of each championship and winning an incredible amount of races. Also. if in the F1 Circus there are many other good drivers, who would behave very well with his Mercedes.
Lewis, however, is good and the way in which he won difficult races in 2020, like in Turkey, shows how well he is doing. Hamilton he is one of the best drivers ever in the history of Formula 1. I always look at what I could have done better or different after every single race.
Then after evaluating my mistakes, I look at other people and I get my idea, but I don't I am a copy. I am myself. Better to be wrong with your own head, then, because if I copy things from others. I will always be behind on everything.
I would not be growing to become better than others. I always look and observe others, but to end of the day I'm still myself."
"Lewis Hamilton tennis player?" Novak Djokovic thinks...
Novak Djokovic, over the last few years, has reached record after record and in recent weeks has come yet another success thanks to overtaking Roger Federer as regards the record of weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
Roger was at 310 weeks and on 8 March Nole overtook. In those days Novak wanted to celebrate together with his family and his people with a pleasant party in his Belgrade. We have also to recall that Nole won a total of 18 Slam titles.
Despite some problems due to the statements of his father Srdjan against Roger Federer and Rafael nadal in the last year, especially in the last days, Nole, today, as he showed at the Australian Open 2021, is the tennis player to beat.
About Lewis Hamilton, the Briton is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time and, together with Michael Schumacher, the most successful champion in the history of Formula 1. He has won 7 world titles: in 2008 with McLaren and in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 , 2019 and 2020 with Mercedes.
He is also the driver with the most wins (95), podiums (165) and pole positions (98) in the history of the competition. It stands out for its very aggressive driving style, for its speed in qualifying and for its solidity in the race as well as for its dexterity in the wet, characteristics that make it a complete and very difficult driver for rivals.
Since his debut in the top category, Hamilton has won at least one race and one pole position during the world championship, making him the only driver in the history of the highest formula to have succeeded from the first season for fourteen consecutive years.
With seven world titles he is the most successful Briton of all time, as well as the only Anglo-Saxon to have managed to triumph for four consecutive editions (in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). In the last few days, the British Drivier 7-times F1 world champion posted a picture of him as a child wearing a tennis racket shirt on social media.
Hence Djokovic's ironic comment, which shows respect and strength towards the Mercedes driver. The peculiarity of the t-shirt worn by Hamilton was revealed by the Formula 1 world champion himself on Instagram, posting a photo in which he appeared with a white t-shirt with a yellow logo and a print of a racket.
Djokovic commented the post, writing: "Baby Lewis: I love the t-shirt you wore in your baby photo. In any case, luckily you chose motorsport over tennis, otherwise we'd all be in trouble!"