Abu Dhabi GP: Crazy Max? F1 drivers are all a bit crazy, says Hamilton
The Mercedes motorist enters into Sunday’s season-ending decider degree on factors with Verstappen however 9-8 behind on race victories
Solution One champ Lewis Hamilton stated he would certainly throw away no time at all bothering with a crash with Red Bull competing Max Verstappen, a male he called insane only days earlier, finishing his hopes of a document 8th title.
The Mercedes motorist enters into Sunday’s season-ending decider in Abu Dhabi degree on factors with Verstappen however 9-8 behind on race victories.
That implies Verstappen can be champ without requiring to rack up one more factor if Hamilton likewise attracts an empty at Yas Marina.
Both have actually clashed on the right track 3 times currently this period.
” I do not offer it any kind of power,” Hamilton informed press reporters after showing up with Verstappen in a Thursday press conference with the champion prize positioned in between them.
” We never ever believed we would certainly be neck and also neck entering into the last race, we have actually had an outstanding healing jointly as a group … we do not throw away power on points that run out our control.”
Advised that he had actually identified Verstappen ‘insane’ and also ‘unsafe’ throughout last Sunday’s disorderly Saudi Arabian race, when he faced the rear of the instantly slowing down Red Bull, Hamilton downplayed those remarks.
” When we remain in the races we claim all type of points,” he described.
” We remain in the warmth of the minute, the adrenalin is shooting, your feelings get on side … I assume eventually us competing vehicle drivers we’re all a little bit insane to be able to do what we do and also take the dangers that we do.”
Asked if he relied on Verstappen to race rather, Hamilton swerved.
” At the end of the day, I do think everybody right here competing pertains to win,” he stated.
” I want to think everybody intends to do it in the proper way, so I do not also allow that creep right into my mind.”
Hamilton stated Sunday’s race was taking the group right into ‘unmarked area’, with Mercedes intending to come to be the very first to win 8 succeeding erectors’ champions, however it likewise really felt comparable to the past.
” Currently it simply seems like one more champion for me,” he stated.
” I do not consider it as a numerous. I constantly consider every period and also each year as if you begin with Ground Absolutely no. You’re the seeker and also you’re battling from the minute you begin training.
” I do not consider myself the champ that year. I consider myself the one that’s defending the champion.”