Brown waiting on Hamilton and Verstappen to collide so that McLaren can pick up the scraps

According to McLaren CEO Zak Brown, the moment is not far away when Formula 1’s two biggest drivers will collide on track. Championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are currently going head-to-head at the front of the grid.

The seven-time world champion Hamilton is currently in the lead after winning three out of the four races this season.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Source:

The duo will face off against each other this weekend in Monaco.

This will mark the event when the two drivers almost collided with each other two years ago while engaged in an exhilarating battle in Monaco.

Brown seems to think that irrespective of the location, there will be plenty of controversy in the future between the two drivers. As a result, his team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris will be present to pick up the pieces.

What did Brown say?

“I think rivalries are great for the sport and having those two guys go at it is good,” said Brown, speaking at the launch of McLaren’s Gulf livery.

“Hopefully, at some point over the course of a year, that creates an opportunity for us, because I think it is just a matter of time until they both are determined to not let up in to Turn 1 and neither come out.

“I think it’s great for F1. Lewis has had a pretty easy ride out, apart from his one year with Nico [Rosberg].

“So I think it’s a great rivalry. I think Max has gotten Lewis to step up, not that he’s needed much stepping up. But he’s definitely on his A-game.

Zak Brown. Source:

“I think it’s clear that Lewis is a very smart driver. You can just see him sitting there waiting to strike and isn’t kind of over-eager. I think that’s his experience coming through.”

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