Lewis Hamilton driving his Mercedes powerhouse has got the better of majority of the drivers in the F1. Among those, includes Max Verstappen, who according to former racing driver Tom Coronel has the ability to beat the Brit. What a pairing Verstappen and Hamilton would be? Amazing, isn’t it? But chances of that happening in this era are quite slim. Having to race opposite one another Hamilton has got the better of Verstappen so far.
Hamilton may not exactly be excited at the idea of the Dutchman racing alongside him. That is the opinion of former racing driver Tom Coronel, who also believes the seven-time F1 champion sees Verstappen as the only driver that ‘frightens’ him.
Max Verstappen frightens Lewis Hamilton: Tom Coronel
Coronel stated, “Lewis is only afraid of Verstappen. He is the only driver who frightens him. Max is the only one who can dethrone him and Lewis is well aware of that.” (translated via Google Translate)
Coronel added, “Lewis is only afraid of Verstappen. He is the only driver who frightens him. Max is the only one who can dethrone him and Lewis is well aware of that.” (translated via Google Translate)
Coronel continued, “Of course we say that Max is going to dethrone him, but that has not happened yet. Max is in Lewis’s head and that is dangerous for a driver. Now has it.”
“He has the advantage of the best car, but you don’t have that in one team. Lewis knows he will be defeated by Max, that he will eventually dethrone him.”
Having said that, it seems like Hamilton is all set to reach his Mercedes contract term and when he does, he would surely aim for his 8th Championship. Will Verstappen be able to stop him? Time well unravels all the untold twists of the 2021 season.