Stray dogs on the circuit, the impatience of Max Verstappen and who will fill that seat next to the Dutchman at Red Bull?
Presenter Amber Brantsen talks in DeccEit Formula 1 podcast with commentator Louis Dekker and racing driver and simulator expert Rudy van Buren about the last race weekend. In which enough happened on the slippery circuit in Istanbul, but eventually the attention went to Lewis Hamilton who matched Michael Schumacher‘s record by securing his seventh world title.
But draw a comparison between the legend Schumacher and Hamilton? That is impossible, Dekker and Van Buren agree. “Both are supreme and are remembered as one of the greatest,” says Van Buren.
Where Hamilton had a weekend to never forget, according to Dekker, it was a weekend for Verstappen to forget as soon as possible. He was hunting for the second place of Sergio Pérez, when he was spinning off the track because of the smoothness.
“ Pérez made a small mistake, and Max thought: ‘now you‘re mine. ‘ But he fell for his own trap. You can blame it all, but in this case it just wasn‘t right.”
Hand in own bosom
And for that, according to the commentator, Verstappen is best allowed to put his hand in his own bosom. “He makes few mistakes, does almost everything right. But if he makes a mistake, admit it too.”
Van Buren: “Verstappen did not do any strange things for the first thirty rounds and was waiting for the chance. Then it ends wrong. Yes. It’s one to forget.”
In two weeks, the Red Bull driver will have another chance to win, and the entire F1 circus will settle in Bahrain.