“He has set a new benchmark”- Ross Brawn lauds Lewis Hamilton with him winning yet another championship with Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton has registered his name in history by winning 7 world titles, but many try to discredit the Briton with posing the superior car arguments, and according to Ross Brawn it’s unfair.
On contrary, Brawn feels Hamilton has set a new benchmark by showing such consistency over the years, and also told that Hamilton asserted his dominance by winning races which he shouldn’t have.
“It has to be Lewis, and I say has to be in the sense that he has set a new benchmark in terms of world championships”. said Brawn to F1 Nation Podcast.
Brawn added: “I think it’s very easy for people to assume that he had the best car. It’s an easy exercise and it’s far from the case. He definitely won races he shouldn’t have won.”
“We think of Turkey, probably the most difficult race of the year, and he sat there quietly getting on with it until the opportunity came and there he was in the pound seat and he won the race”.
Max Verstappen remained unlucky
Brawn later in the podcast said that Verstappen is the rising star of F1, and has a bright future ahead, but the Red Bull star remained unlucky this year despite impactful performances.
“He was pretty unlucky this year, I have to say. There were a couple of times the car didn’t quite perform, and he got caught up in accidents that were not his fault and we were deprived of seeing some great races from him.”
Verstappen ended third behind the Mercedes duo, though this season, he was the only challenge to Mercedes, as even he had a consistent set of results in the races he completed this year.