With the 2021 season reaching its business end, the duo of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been warned ahead of the start of the Russian Grand Prix regarding too many crashes. There is no denying that this rivalry has been one of the captivating one in the history of the sport. But with the end approaching, things seem to get more heated race after race.
Safe to say, that when there are two drivers so close to win the World Title, it is expected that both will produce their best effort. While it is highly commendable to maintain such rivalries, Formula 1 Grand Prix Drivers’ chairman Alex Wurz reminded Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to also stay focused on finishing the race.
What Did Alex Wurz Opinionate Upon Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen?
“I think [it’s] very likely [that Hamilton and Verstappen will crash again], to be honest,” Wurz told Sky Sports News. “Both have to mark their territory. That’s sport, if you watch boxing, football, handball, whatever there is–when two greats are coming together, those things happen.”
“Outside the car, I talk to both [Hamilton and Verstappen] and they talk to each other, and they have great respect for each other, which is really nice to see,” he added. “But on the other side, on the track it’s, ‘hey, we are here to fight, we are here to win the Formula 1 world championship.’ It’s one of the most prestigious titles you can have in the world of sport.
“They have to fight, it’s part of the game. Hopefully with the respect, they need for their own team and their own results, and not only for each other, because to finish first you have to finish, so they can’t afford too many crashes.”