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11/02 2018

MAX VERSTAPPEN SAYS THAT LEWIS HAMILTON’S CAR — AND NOT HAMILTON — WAS THE STAR OF THE 2018 F1 SEASON

 

NEWS FLASH…RR-AZ says this every year about F-1…just sayin’

Max Verstappen believes that he could have won the 2018 F1 championship if he had Lewis Hamilton’s ride.PHOTO BY MOTORSPORT IMAGES-LAT

 

Red Bull driver basically thinks anyone could have won this thing

BY:  GMM

Red Bull Racing F1 driver Max Verstappen says any top driver would have won the 2018 F1 championship in Lewis Hamilton’s car.

Hamilton, whose title win in Mexico tied Juan Manual Fangio with five championships, says the battle against Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel this year was the toughest of his career. But when asked what made Hamilton so good in 2018, Mexican Grand Prix winner Verstappen answered, “His car!”

According to the Swiss Blick newspaper, Verstappen added, “Of course he is extremely good. But Vettel could win with his car; (Daniel) Ricciardo could win with his car; I could win with his car.”

Red Bull will get works Honda engines to try to match Mercedes in 2019, but Verstappen thinks it could be the change of rules for 2021 that is his best chance.

“Then I will be 23,” Verstappen said. “And I will still have six, seven years to win world titles. Hopefully by then I will be a four-time world champion. That would be great.”

Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko thinks the Red Bull-Honda combination could be enough for a title challenge as soon as 2019.

Verstappen, however, says that will happen “only with a magical chassis.”