Former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher believes Max Verstappen will not win the title this season because the Silver Arrows have a better car. In the 2021 season, two more races remain the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia and the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, which also lowers the flag for the Formula 1 year.
Since the start of the current season, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have been leading a trench fight for every possible point available in the races. The Dutchman has an eight-point advantage over the Briton. In the past four races: the US Grand Prix, the Mexican GP, the Brazilian GP, and the last Qatar GP, the same result was achieved, Verstappen won in Austin and Mexico, while Hamilton took victories at Interlagos and Losail track.
The Red Bull driver collected 89 points in that period: in Brazil he finished in 2nd place in the sprint qualifying race, thus gaining an additional 2 points, while in Qatar he reached bonus points for the fastest lap. On the other hand, the seven-time world champion scored 87 points: at the Grand Prix of Sad he came up with bonus points because he achieved the fastest lap that allowed him that point.
Schumacher on Verstappen
However, Hamilton has momentum on his side as the Mercedes driver has come away with two wins in a row, and from the races, he has won he makes it clear that he will not give up until the final lap to get to the title.
Former Formula 1 driver Ralph Schumacher spoke on this issue. The brother of the seven-time champion (Michael Schumacher) believes that Max Verstappen has no chance of winning the title because he assures that Mercedes has a better car.
“Mercedes currently has a much better car. Max does his best and shows how good he is." "But under normal circumstances, however, there is no chance, ”the German told German Sky Sports. Ralph added that Verstappen could still get back the happy circumstances he missed during the season, with some of the missed opportunities such as Azerbaijan or Hungary because if there were no awkward situations, the former F1 driver believes he would be the champion by now.
"Maybe now he has all the happiness he has lacked so far. Without these accidents, Verstappen might be the champion by now, ”concluded Ralf Schumacher. It is still uncertain, and it will be until the very end. Which team will win the title? Hard question...