Monday, December 5th, 2022

Rosberg: “Quality of F1 title fight has never been so high”

The fact that Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen push each other to the limit in the Formula 1 title battle is rarely shown, according to former world champion Nico Rosberg. The German thinks the level is higher than ever before.

Max Verstappen doubled his lead in the world championship with the victory in the United States Grand Prix. This was preceded by a captivating (tactical) duel with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton , who has guaranteed the success of the Silberpfeile in recent years. According to Rosberg, who immediately gave up after winning the world title in 2016 and is currently mainly involved in making videos on social media, several factors contribute to the best quality title fight this Formula 1 has in a long time. has seen.

“The cars are almost equal, the drivers are equal and together they act at a completely different level from the rest,” Rosberg said in his analysis for Sky F1 Germany . “No one can keep up with them. It will be very exciting in the last races and anything can happen. This can’t be beat. I have to judge their performance from the outside, but they are at such a high level that I dare say that we have never seen this in Formula 1. It’s phenomenal, I have great respect for that.”

“Max is a giant”

In the championship, Verstappen has a twelve-point lead to defend and the next Grands Prix are real Red Bull circuits. In Mexico and Brazil, Verstappen has been very strong in recent years. Still, Rosberg has doubts whether the Dutchman can settle the title fight in his favor. “You simply can’t say anything about it, but I’m still leaning towards Lewis. He has the experience and at the end he is often the winner.” Rosberg was the last to beat him, saying: “It’s so hard to do that. I think he’s still going to do it. But it is clear that Max is a giant at the moment.”

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