Max Verstappen makes a bold statement on Lewis Hamilton’s title fight experience ahead of Saudi Arabia GP

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This year’s season is proving to be the one to remember. With only two races to go anything can still happen.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are the two contenders for the Formula One World Championship this year. The race to the Championship is getting immense as there are only two races left and the gap between the two drivers is just 8 points.

So for sure, this is anyone’s title at the moment, and with the Saudi Arabia GP just around a corner – a win for the Red Bull driver will see him take the Championship this weekend itself.

But for sure it won’t be an easy one. Lewis Hamilton has a bundle of experience when it comes to winning World Championships and he has battled it very hard this season to win the record 8th title.

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Max Verstappen holds the race winner’s trophy at Spa in 2021 (Imago)

At one point in time, Hamilton was a massive 30 points behind Verstappen in the race of the World Championships – but two consecutive wins in the last couple of races have seen him close the gap to just 8 points.

When it comes to the cars and experience – surely Hamilton has an upper hand. He has 7 titles up his sleeves and comes into the Saudi Arabia GP with a better car than Verstappen’s.

What Max Verstappen said ahead of Saudi Arabia GP

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Lewis Hamilton has won 7 F1 title (Sky Sports)

The Dutch sounded confident ahead of the race and said that he isn’t fazed by Hamilton’s superior experience – nor is he bothered by the pressure in Jeddah.

“I think it’s natural of course that when you are in this stage of your career you are better prepared than what you were in your first or second when Lewis was fighting for his first title.”

“I think it’s a natural progression and it’s very normal. I also feel much better prepared and more experienced than when I first came into Formula 1. And no, I don’t think that makes a big difference, because otherwise, it would have shown already throughout the season…”

“Fighting against Lewis, in general, has been good for the sport. It’s a young guy against the established world champion, multiple world champion, and I think it’s just very exciting. And for me at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you’re fighting against someone who’s my age or a world champion, you know both of them are great drivers.”

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