Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa says it is important for the premier class for the new driver to reach the titles this season, adding that his favorite is Max Verstappen. The title duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton comes to a climax: there are five more races to go (Mexico, Brazil, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi), and the Dutchman is twelve points ahead of his biggest opponent.
The fight between the Red Bull driver and the Mercedes driver has started at the beginning of the 2021 season. Many assumed that the seven-time world champion would reach the title in a much easier way this year as well. However, Verstappen and Red Bull, in collaboration with Honda, raised their performance which allowed them to find themselves in a position to beat Mercedes in an era where the German team was unbeatable.
Felipe Massa has touched on a great title fight this season. The Brazilian believes that it is important for the new driver to become a world champion, and his favorite is the driver of the Austrian team. "My favorite is Verstappen.
It is important for the new driver to become a world champion. I don’t like it when the same guy always wins." "Let’s face it: Hamilton deserves every success and is an amazing driver in every way, but I still support Verstappen.
He and Red Bull are in a very good position, ”says Massa.
Massa agrees with most F1 experts who believe that Max Verstappen is mentally one of the strongest drivers and that this could be the reason for someone to stop the dominance of Hamilton "Max has proven that the pressure doesn't bother him, and the pressure is always there - both for the first and for the last.
I see Verstappen who knows how to withstand pressure very well, "he added. The Brazilian then touched on the topic of who is the better driver between Schumacher, Senna, and Hamilton. A former teammate of the German driver explains that such comparisons are always difficult.
"Such comparisons are always difficult. Schumacher with Senna, Hamilton with Schumacher - they all made a difference behind the wheel, but which one is better?" "It would be like comparing Ronaldo and Messi with Pele and Maradona.
It's not that simple. The world of sports is changing, in football as well as in racing, "Massa told Spanish AS. Of course, Max has a great chance for the title, but he won't be the only one to ask about it