Max Verstappen “likes to make every punch hurt”– F1 expert David Tremayne insists Max Verstappen needs to temper his aggression even more.
Max Verstappen is in a close battle with Lewis Hamilton for the world championship like never before, and with every passing race, the competition is only getting intense.
Amidst the rising stakes, Verstappen took two fatal blows, which only jeopardized his prospects of winning the championship, though there was no fault of his own. However, F1 expert David Tremayne suggests Verstappen to temper his aggression even more.
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“If you believe what Max said after Silverstone about his own driving, no,” he responded when questioned about Verstappen needing to change his driving style.
“Personally, I’m still tempted to suggest he needs to temper his aggression a little more. He’s the sort of boxer who likes to make every punch hurt, whereas we saw in Hungary that Lewis knows where the limit is in the ferocious dice he had with Fernando [Alonso].
“His speed and consistency [have been impressive]. He has waited a long time for his ‘Mercedes’, if one might put it that way without offending Red Bull, and has slipped seamlessly into the role we have for so long associated with Lewis.
“He’s still very aggressive, but he’s matured. If he is World Champion by the end of the year, he’ll have earned it the hard way.”
Lewis Hamilton deserves to be at the top but had good fortune too
Tremayne also talked about the benefit Hamilton had with Red bull obtaining damages from the last two races and claims the Briton deserves to be at the top but in the end was lucky.
“Yes, though it could be said he has been luckier to be there than in previous seasons, especially after Max’s recent run of abysmal fortune,” Tremayne added in a mid-season Q and A on Formula1.com.
“Neither Lewis nor Mercedes have given up, and even in the second-best car, he has maintained an extraordinarily high level of competitiveness. That is the mark of a true champion.
“People have wanted for ages to see him in an inferior car. Now he’s got one and the boot is on the other foot, he’s relished the fight and never given less than his best. And from what we learned in Hungary, he may still be suffering the after-effects of Covid.”