Stefano Domenicali has given his verdict on the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen rivalry this season.
The F1 CEO is a big fan of the title race this season, and has made no secret of it too. The two drivers are separated by two points. Hamilton took victory in the last race, while Verstappen finished behind him. They have been incredibly consistent throughout the season, and Domenicali is all for it.
Domenicali gave his verdict on the Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry this season, and said that he would love to see it continue until the very last second of the last race.
“I really hope (the rivalry goes) to the last corner of the last Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, that would be terrific,” Domenicali said in an interview with Sky Sports, as quoted by Racingnews365.
“From what I can see, this is a possibility that could happen. And I really hope so, for everyone, because what is behind that is an incredible fight between two incredible drivers, one (Hamilton) that wants to achieve something that no one has been able to achieve.
“For Max, it’s something unique for him, to be fighting for his first title. Then, of course, the teams are under pressure, no mistakes are possible, and then there is reliability that will play another factor.”
Domenicali said that the rivalry has been so close that it is too hard to call a victor. He believes that the winner will be the driver-team combination that will be more consistent.
“I say it will be the best driver, but we don’t have to forget that the teams have to play a big role. Therefore, all the details make a difference,” Domenicali said.
“So that’s the beauty, on one side an incredible fight between two fantastic drivers, and the other side, the big tension between two of the most important teams of our competition.”