Red Bull: Max Verstappen has been Lewis Hamilton’s toughest rival, not Nico Rosberg

Will Max Verstappen to pull off an upset in Austin as Mercedes look to be the dominant force at US Grand Prix?

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Stakes cannot be higher as the 2021 Formula 1 season heads to United States for yet another grand prix. With only 6 points being the difference between Verstappen and Hamilton, no one could surely predict a winner. However, as the seven-time world champion is deemed as the favorite to win this race, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner feels Hamilton has never faced a tougher competition in the title race than Verstappen in 2021. 

The ace Mercedes driver has won every championship in the turbo hybrid era while driving for the Brackley-based team. Yet he wasn’t able to get the better off his own teammate, Nico Rosberg. Not to forget, the relationship of two-longed term friends completely changes after the tight championship battle in 2016. 

Christian Horner on Max Verstappen being Lewis Hamilton’s toughest title competitor 

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Horner stated as quoted by express.co.uk, “Lewis has had an amazing career and he’s still in fantastic form. He’s still a titan of the sport. The fact that Max is able to go toe-to-toe with him is probably something Lewis hasn’t had throughout his career – certainly through the championship years. There’s nothing with this degree of intensity. 

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

“There’s obviously a lot at stake for him as he’s going for a record-breaking eighth championship, Max is going for his first and he knows he’s got many more years to come.” 

Max Verstappen is looking to claim the fifth Drivers’ Championship in Red Bull’s brief history since they entered the sport in 2005, after Sebastian Vettel won four straight titles between 2010 and 2013.

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