Verstappen Discusses Normal Guy Rivalry with Hamilton

Max Verstappen won his third Formula 1 world championship at the Qatar Grand Prix, and despite a memorable final lap rivalry with Lewis Hamilton, he states in an interview that he doesn’t take their rivalry seriously, seeing each other as “just normal guys” in a private setting.


‣ Max Verstappen has won the Formula 1 world championship three times, with his first win being the most memorable.
‣ In his first championship, Verstappen outsmarted his rival, Lewis Hamilton, in the last lap of the last race.
‣ Despite their rivalry on the track, Verstappen doesn’t take his competition with Hamilton seriously off the track.
‣ Verstappen stated in an interview that he and Hamilton are “just normal guys” in a private setting.

Max Verstappen? Yeah, he’s a name you’ve probably heard. He’s a three-time Formula 1 world champ. His first win? That’s the one that really stuck with him. Picture this: the last lap of the last race. He outmaneuvers Lewis Hamilton, his rival. And boom, he’s at the top of the world championship standings.

Now, let’s talk about the Verstappen-Hamilton rivalry.

Since that unforgettable final lap in Abu Dhabi, things have been pretty chill between the two. Verstappen, he’s a cool cat. Doesn’t take the rivalry with Hamilton too seriously. He spilled the beans in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“I don’t need that kind of rivalry,” Verstappen starts. He’s a Red Bull driver, by the way. “Sure, we want to outdo each other. But off the track? We’re just regular guys,” the 26-year-old explains.

So there you have it. On the track, they’re rivals. Off the track, just a couple of normal dudes.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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