“I don’t see why you’re so excited to wait for a crash” – Sebastian Vettel not impressed with Zak Brown and journalists who wish to see Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crash into each other.
Unlike last season, Max Verstappen has taken the fight to Lewis Hamilton with a lot of decisiveness, leading to the pair having close shaves on race days. Despite this, there hasn’t been a major incident to note between them in four races, something McLaren F1 boss Zak Brown feels will change soon.
“I think it is just a matter of time until they both are determined to not let up in to Turn 1 and neither come out.”
— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) May 18, 2021
Sebastian Vettel on Hamilton and Verstappen crashing
The same question was put to Sebastian Vettel at Monaco, who, safe to say, wasn’t very pleased with it. He slammed the journalists and fans who are waiting for the crash to happen.
Instead, the former world champion appealed for the excitement to be more towards Hamilton and Verstappen racing wheel-to-wheel, and overtaking one another legally.
“I think one thing that you, people outside, journalists don’t seem to understand is how close it is sometimes and how easily things can go wrong without any intentions.
“I think nobody goes into an overtake wanting to take the other car out or himself out because the risk of getting it wrong is so high. But then you want to get past sometimes or defend your position and you are playing with very little margin and it can take so little to get it wrong.
“So far they have done really well. That shows the class that they both have.
“I don’t know, I don’t see why you’re so excited to wait for a crash, I think you should be so excited that they managed to race that closely and intensely without crashing. I think that’s the skill, not crashing.
“So I know for you, it’s more exciting when there’s bits flying, but for us, I think we get a blast by managing to be right on the edge. And mastering that.”