In a Formula One title race, Martin Brundle has never ‘experienced such intensity.’
Martin Brundle, a Sky Sports F1 commentator, said he’has never seen such intensity’ in F1 as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collide on track while Mercedes and Red Bull feud off it.
As the world championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is set to go down to the wire, F1 commentator Martin Brundle has admitted he has never ‘experienced such intensity’ in a title battle before.
The titanic world championship battle between Mercedes’ Hamilton and Red Bull’s Verstappen made the 2021 Formula One season one of the greatest in the sport’s modern history.
With two races remaining, the British driver comfortably took the chequered flag in Qatar, extending his lead over the Dutchman in the Drivers’ Championship standings to just eight points.
Mercedes was given a five-place grid penalty at Interlagos to implement a new engine, and Hamilton, aided by the speed advantage, put in one of his best drives to win the race after being disqualified from qualifying.
On Sunday, Hamilton cruised to victory in Qatar, while Verstappen climbed from P7 to second, but he couldn’t catch Hamilton, and the outcome was never in doubt.
There have been numerous off-track squabbles, ranging from teams appealing for penalties – or the lack thereof – to threatening to protest the legality of the opposition’s vehicle.
While F1 has seen some incredible championship battles in the past, Sky F1 reporter Brundle believes that this is the most heated and intense championship race he has ever witnessed.
The 62-year-old wrote in his Sky Sports column, “I’ve never experienced such intensity before.”
“This is a season that is unfolding on a swath of opposing viewpoints, camera angles, images, data, information, misinformation, social media posts, and a healthy dose of bitterness and mistrust.”
“On Sunday, it felt more like a movie than a motor race.”
He went on to say that Hamilton and Verstappen are in a league of their own, with the pair winning 16 races in 2021.
Brundle, on the other hand, believes Mercedes has the upper hand heading into the final two races in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, two tracks that may favor Mercedes’ straight-line speed.
The reporter thinks it’s because of the Brit’s commitment and incredible abilities.
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