The show Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen put up in Bahrain GP was truly applaud worthy. With the competition ever so close, Mercedes won the season opener via shear Lewis Hamilton’s experience. Amidst an already huge pool of opinions, Red Bull advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, too, joined the list by expressing his thoughts on the Max vs Lewis contest.
The flying Dutchman has been aching for a fast car from Red Bull for years. And right when Mercedes suffered a downfall, the bulls have found a breakthrough in terms of pace, altering the fortunes to their side.
It was a difficult race for Max Verstappen: Helmut Marko
The Austrian felt the star drivers of Red Bull and Mercedes are “more or less equal”. Furthermore, he also reckoned that Max will soon catch up with his rival despite the lack of experience.
“They are more or less equal,” he said. “Max will at some point be able to fall back on such a wealth of experience as Hamilton.” (Translated from German using Google Translate)
Speaking to Motorsport-Total, the ex-racing driver opened up that Max and Lewis Hamilton are the best in their own class and the only thing that is keeping the seven-time world champion ahead is his abundant racing experience.
“I think the race clearly showed that the two are in a class of their own. What Hamilton has ahead of Max is the unbelievable routine. I don’t know how many races he has, how many victories,” he said.
“You could see that, how he did it tactically, how he changed lines. And it was a very difficult race for Max,” Marko continued.
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