This season, there have been some young drivers on the grid who have been extremely remarkable. Lando Norris of McLaren and Mick Schumacher of Haas are among the young drivers who will soon become the face of the sport.
This season, Lando Norris is undoubtedly the best driver on the grid. The young British driver has consistently scored for his team and wants McLaren to win the constructors’ championship ahead of Ferrari.
The 21-year-old came agonizingly close to winning the Russian Grand Prix for the first time. Regrettably, severe weather in the final phases of the race affected his entire performance.
Mick Schumacher, on the other hand, is one of Formula 1’s most promising future stars. He is the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
Unfortunately, because to the uncompetitive car he has at his disposal, the young German has had little chance to stand out in his first season.
However, thus far this season, the 22-year-old has outperformed his rookie colleague, Nikita Mazepin.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton, the reigning champion, is a fan of the next-generation drivers like Mick Schumacher and Lando Norris.
What did Lewis Hamilton have to say about it?
Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, says he is “really” proud of the next-generation drivers in an interview with Sky Sports F1.
“I’m speaking with Mick, who’s such a lovely lad, and he’s saying things like, ‘I don’t know everything, is there any way you can educate me?’
“And same with Lando [Norris]. So I’m really proud of this next generation coming along, but we can still encourage them to be more invested and more understanding,” said Hamilton.
“When you’re young, all you’re thinking about is winning – you don’t have time for a lot of these other things.
“Well, you think you don’t, but you actually do. And that’s what we’ve got to get across,” concluded the Briton.
Lewis Hamilton was the favourite to win the US Grand Prix heading into the race. The Circuit of The Americas is widely considered as Lewis Hamilton’s track, with seven podium finishes in his last eight appearances.
Despite leading the race on two occasions, the Briton was beaten by Red Bull after a successful undercut strategy.
After all, was said and done, the Mercedes driver finished second, barely 1.333 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen.
At the Hermano Rodriguez circuit, Lewis Hamilton will try to make a comeback. Red Bull normally performs well at high-altitude circuits, so it will be a difficult assignment for the seven-time world champion.