“I am absolutely sure that I am faster than Lewis”– Max Verstappen is set to battle against Lewis Hamilton once the season resume in Spa.
Max Verstappen’s once monstrous lead of 32 points over Lewis Hamilton has now transformed into an eight-point deficit against the latter, but he hasn’t lost hope of recovering back from the setback.
Verstappen feels that he is faster than Hamilton, and the fight for the title is far from over, with more exciting battles yet to unfold as there are 12 races more to go.
Disappointing to have two races in a row so much bad luck. I tried to make the best of it, but with our damaged car it was a very difficult race. We will bounce back after the summer break ⚔️ Thank you for your support, great to see the Orange Army out there again 🔸 #HungarianGP pic.twitter.com/7eS8nDxh6U
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) August 1, 2021
“I’m sure we can make it an exciting battle,” the 23-year-old told De Telegraaf. “We still have a good chance of winning and should not suddenly give up.”
“I see it this way: I can still go faster than anyone in a car. There is also something in it. I am absolutely sure that I am faster than Lewis. For me, it works very well to think like that. If I didn’t think so, I’d be better off staying at home.”
We can stop the rut
Mercedes struggled in between, but in Silverstone, they regained some pace and now looks comfortable in the battle, and Verstappen feels his team should straighten themselves to stop the rut.
“I think the cars were certainly equal earlier this year,” he said. “Now Mercedes is back on track, and we have to ensure that we straighten it at least. Then I can make the difference.
“It is now up to us to keep working to find just that one or two tenths that they have taken back during this season. Look, Mercedes was so dominant in the years before so in that regard we are in much better shape this season.”
“Of course also helped a bit because the rules have changed slightly this year. But we will have to see what we can still get out of the car.”