Nico Rosberg, former Formula 1 racer and a world champion, was left super impressed with Max Verstappen’s performance over the Canadian weekend and marked his current driving form as a ‘perfect’ scenario for the 24-year-old. Max has crossed the line 5 out of 6 times he has finished the race as a winner and is on the way to his second world title.
Max took his second pole position of the season after a superb drive in the wet tricky conditions. He was all set to take a charge of the Sunday, and so did he, he managed to get out of turn 1 with the lead and took hold of it for a while. With Carlos Sainz pushing all for the win in the last 15 laps, the Dutchman worked his way very well to hold off the Ferrari behind him and claim victory in Montreal.
Nico Rosberg praised the regaining champion after his work this weekend, “In qualifying, in those difficult circumstances, [he was driving] to perfection. The pressure he had also from Sainz, it’s not to be underestimated,” he said.
He was also left impressed with the way Max managed himself under pressure, “Inside the car, it’s a horrible feeling. You’ve done everything perfectly and then because of a safety car, you suddenly have a Ferrari behind you with a triple DRS zone so much pressure. And with the Ferraris speed anyway, that was so difficult,” said Nico.
Nico Rosberg also explained how things are working on the way of Max’s second title
With Charles Leclerc starting P19 and Sergio Perez p13, Max was left with no title contender fighting for the lead this weekend, with was a superbly set for the 2021 world champion. Perez later went having a DNF and Leclerc only managed P5 giving the Dutchman free will to increase his lead from the pack.
Nico also marked how “disastrous” things are for the rest of the championship contenders as is “perfect” for Max Verstappen.
“Leclerc, on the other side or all of his other championship competitors like [Sergio] Perez, they are just having a disaster at the moment with so many things going wrong,” explained Rosberg.
“Geroge Russell is only 15 points behind P2 in the championship. That really tells you how messy everyone else’s season has been if George, with the car that he has, is so close.” the 2016 world champion pointed out the gap and how bad the things are going for the rest of the grid with Russell in a struggling Mercedes isn’t much behind Ferrari and Red Bull.