Leo Turrini slammed the “two devils” in Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, saying that neither driver is a saint.
The title rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen has been hugely entertaining, but there have been some distasteful moments as well. Crashes, collisions, blame games and accusations have pretty much defined the rivalry in addition to hard and fast racing.
The two drivers head into Abu Dhabi for the season finale level on points. The last time such a season finale story happened was in 1974, and it will be a special end to a special season. However, it is undeniable that the pair have not been the cleanest racers.
Turrini slammed the “two devils” in Hamilton and Verstappen, and suggested that they were both guilty on multiple occasions.
“We haven’t seen such a thing since 1974 when in contention were Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Ragazzoni,” he said, as quoted by Planet F1.
“At that time, there was a mutual loyalty that between today’s phenomenons really does not exist. Lewis and Max hate each other, they throw each other low blows on track.
“Here, there’s not an angel and a demon but two devils.”
Say no to Saudi
Turrini also gave his thoughts on the infamous Saudi Arabian GP, and pleaded with F1 to never try such a race again.
“I thought I was on Netflix by mistake, watching Squid Game, that South Korean show on that game where in the end whoever loses dies…” he continued.
“As for the rest, three starts, one red flag, which I’m afraid was premature, Safety Car, mandatory slowdowns for the debris on track.
“I’m sorry for my friend Stefano Domenicali, but it was not a great idea to bring F1 to Saudi Arabia. And not only because of human rights,” he concluded.