Agreement with Verstappen
The rivalry is intense, and the respect is great. Both drivers do everything to win and possess an unprecedented drive to cross the line first and take championships. Hamilton sees that similarity with Verstappen – and Alonso – too.
“I think Max and Fernando have one thing in common with me: all three of us are hugely competitive. We go to extremes to achieve what we want. What else they are like as people, I can’t say much about that. I only know them from the Formula 1 world. It’s not like I hang out with them, for instance,” the 39-year-old Briton said.
Hamilton’s main hope is to compete against Verstappen again in 2024. His last victory dates back to late 2021. The W13 and W14 were not competitive enough, so he had to spend the past two years in midfield.