Max Verstappen is ready to threaten reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton in 2020. According to the Dutchman, the Mercedes F1 driver has never had any fierce opposition in recent years.
Lewis Hamilton starts the new Formula 1 season as a six-time world champion. He has been the best five times in the last six seasons, including the last three years. Every time the Brit managed to secure the title a few races before the end of the season. Max Verstappen is certainly not afraid. He already hinted at that last month, when he stated that Hamilton is “good but not God.” During the winter test, the Mercedes driver responded by suggesting that Verstappen’s statement was “a sign of weakness.”
Opposite news agency [iReuters] In turn, Verstappen reacted to the statements of Hamilton. The Red Bull Racing driver is of the opinion that he saw the successes of Hamilton a little too easily achieved in recent years. “I think that in recent years he has only really had opposition from his teammate. In general, the car has proved to be too dominant for the competition to be able to do something about it throughout the season.”
Verstappen motivated to the bone
In 2020 there is a new chance to push Hamilton off the throne and Verstappen wants to make use of it. In any case, there is a lack of motivation and that applies to both the driver and his team. “I am very motivated to really go for it and I think he knows it. The whole team is motivated to the bone and we want to make it difficult for Mercedes. If the fire in you does not wake and you do not believe it is possible is better to stay at home. “Hamilton’s statement that he gives Verstappen more room in direct duels than other drivers is also a source of motivation for the Dutchman. “I am not racing calmly. I am fighting for it, that is why I am here,” says Verstappen, who has well honed the lessons of father Jos. “When he saw that I did not give everything to be successful, he said:” We pack our things back in the bus and go home. “That is how I am still there. I think I have had that mentality over the years have taken over. ”