Before the British Grand Prix, Max Verstappen issued a warning about two threats from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton might make a comeback in this month’s British Grand Prix, according to Mika Hakkinen.
Mika Hakkinen, a two-time Formula One world champion, believes Lewis Hamilton is the favorite to win the British Grand Prix this month, ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. After failing to stay up over the last five Grands Prix, the Mercedes driver is currently 32 points behind his Dutch opponent in the Drivers’ Championship standings.
Verstappen has won five races so far this season and will be looking to beat Hamilton to a sixth victory at Silverstone.
After winning the French Grand Prix last month, the 23-year-old won both races of a recent double-header at Spielberg.
He also won at Imola and Monaco, whereas Hamilton has yet to reach the top step of the podium since his previous victory in Spain in May.
Since pre-season testing, Mercedes has appeared behind Red Bull in terms of outright performance, and the Austrian team has maintained their lead throughout the season to place itself in pole position for this year’s championship double.
However, Hakkinen believes the Silver Arrows will return to Britain stronger and pose a threat to Verstappen as they attempt to reduce their mounting points deficit.
The Mercedes challenger, according to the Finn, has the potential to prosper on Silverstone’s long straights and high-speed bends, while Hamilton might reap the benefits of racing in front of a 140,000-strong home crowd.
“If everything goes well, their car will be a little better adapted to the circuit, and Lewis will be eager for his own fans,” Hakkinen said.
“Max, on the other hand, is in great shape, so it should be another entertaining fight.”
The season is presently hosting the closest F1 title fight in years, with Verstappen likely to challenge Hamilton all the way in his pursuit of a record-breaking eighth victory.
Up to this moment, the former has never managed to lay a glove on his illustrious opponent, but if he can maintain his dazzling form between now and the end of the season, he will continue to make tremendous advances toward a historic championship victory.
Damon Hill, a former Williams driver, reportedly stated that the 2018 British Grand Prix will eventually be cancelled. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”