“The Hamilton disrespect is unreal”– Max Verstappen defeats his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton, in a fan poll conducted by F1’s website.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are in an intense contest for the championship, and in this fans have taken their sides, and in it certainly, Max Verstappen is having more public support, as reflected in the recent public poll by F1’s official website.
The biggest reason behind the larger clout to Verstappen is because most F1 fans want Mercedes and Hamilton’s hegemony to end. But nobody expected such a vast deficit between the two parties.
While Verstappen got the most votes for the best driver of the season after 11 races by fans, Hamilton lurked somewhere around the eighth position.
We asked you to rank the drivers on their performances in the first half of 2021 – and the results are in!
— Formula 1 (@F1) August 11, 2021
Absolute disrespect to Lewis Hamilton
While Verstappen has a huge following, a few neutral fans thought it was a massive disrespect to the seven-time world champion, who is statistically the most successful driver in F1’s history.
Also, it was remarked that the British drivers usually benefit from a bias, but it hardly ever applies to Hamilton, who is probably the greatest British sportsperson of all time.
this was clearly a popularity contest, the hamilton disrespect is unreal. and what the hell is george doing on 3rd place? british bias is unreal (but still don’t understand why it doesn’t apply to lewis)
— mila (@shilreas) August 11, 2021
8th because he is going to win his 8th title?
Meanwhile, some fans managed to find a good piece of banter out of it and said, “They put Lewis 8 coz that’s how many championships he will have by the end of the year.”
They put Lewis 8 coz thats how many championships he will have by the end of the year ✌️
— Peter Bonnigton (@nolimitmesut10) August 11, 2021