JUST-IN: David Coulthard hits back at Lewis Hamilton’s Max Verstappen team-mates unbelievable claim

JUST-IN: David Coulthard hits back at Lewis Hamilton’s Max Verstappen team-mates unbelievable claim

Reacting to Max Verstappen’s teammates’ assertion, David Coulthard refutes it.

David Coulthard, a former Red Bull racer, gave both drivers the highest praise but disagreed with Lewis Hamilton’s assertion that he had faced stronger teammates than Max Verstappen.

After losing the championship battle to Max Verstappen and Red Bull in the end of their epic 2021 battle, Hamilton and his Mercedes team are currently working on a strategy to win it back.

However, given that Verstappen and Red Bull have become the dominant force in Formula 1 in recent years, this is currently proving to be a very challenging task.

Max Verstappen, a competitor of Lewis Hamilton, asserts that this is not the case.

Verstappen has now won 10 consecutive grand prix races, breaking Sebastian Vettel’s record that had stood since 2013.
Verstappen defeated teammate Sergio Perez’s early-season challenge.

Hamilton recently told Sky Italia that Verstappen has not experienced the same caliber of teammates that he has in Formula 1, citing examples such as Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Valtteri Bottas, Nico Rosberg, and current teammate George Russell.

Coulthard, however, is unable to substantiate Hamilton’s assertion.

In an interview with Formula1 .
com, Coulthard stated, “I know Lewis had made a comment that he [Verstappen] does not have tough team-mates.”.

“First off, that’s not true, and secondly, it’s not really about who your teammate is; it’s about who your competitors are, and up until now, Lewis has been his biggest rival.

“And they have been amazing in the way they have worked tirelessly, performed, and truly produced some fantastic results.
It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of Ferrari or Mercedes.

“This sport attracts outstanding drivers. These are the simple facts: Max, Lewis, and Fernando are all excellent drivers.

“And there are a number of people standing by, including George, Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, and more.
Despite having demonstrated tremendous potential, these athletes have yet to claim numerous victories and championships.

As “someone special,” Max Verstappen has long stood out.

Verstappen is currently on the verge of winning his third World Championship as the era of Verstappen continues to gain momentum.
Verstappen changed the course of F1 history by entering the grid at the age of just 17 years old.

Coulthard compares Verstappen’s aura to that of legendary drivers Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna and says it has been “special” ever since he entered Formula 1.

Coulthard remarked that Max had consistently distinguished himself from the other Formulas.
“You know you are watching someone special ever since he entered Formula 1 and won his first grand prix, I believe even before he was 18 years old.

“When you saw Michael, Ayrton, or any of these guys, you could have acknowledged this.
The maturity he has at the age of 25 is really impressive.

Verstappen, who leads Sergio Perez by 145 points in the Drivers’ Championship, will attempt to close the gap with a victory in Singapore this weekend, but Red Bull could win the Constructors’ Championship if things go well.


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