(Motorsport-Entire.com) – Mercedes has been unbeaten since the start of the Formula 1 hybrid era. In six years, the Silver Arrows won all twelve world titles. Lewis Hamilton was five times ahead of the drivers, once Nico Rosberg triumphed. Speaking to the Dutch 'Ziggo Sport', Max Verstappen now says that he would already have had at least one title if he had driven for Mercedes in the past few years.
“I am so confident to say that it would have worked if I had been in this car,” he says in With regard to Hamilton’s five titles in six years. “He is very good at every tumble and he is one of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time,” Verstappen praises the now six-time world champion. “But you can beat him,” the Crimson Bull pilot is certain.
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The Mercedes is in the past years was just “so dominant” that it wasn't a big art to become world champion. “60 percent of the drivers in the field would become world champions in a Mercedes,” Verstappen added. Rookie and mate Lando Norris, for example, is also a potential champion. “It depends only on the car,” Verstappen says.
This naturally raises the question of which pilots, according to Verstappen, are going to the Count percent who would not become world champions even in the Mercedes. “I will not answer that,” laughs the Dutchman. But he himself firmly believes that he would make it in the silver arrow. Whether he will ever get the opportunity to prove that is currently open.
2020 will he drove for Crimson Bull another year, after which his contract expired. Theoretically, a cockpit could become free at Mercedes 2021. And Lewis Hamilton recently indicated that that Verstappen had knocked on Toto Wolff at least once …