Lewis Hamilton’s father makes a bullish declaration about his son’s battle with Max Verstappen.
After nine race weekends, Lewis Hamilton trails Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship standings.
Despite Red Bull’s recent domination, Lewis Hamilton’s father, Anthony Hamilton, is “optimistic” that his son can beat Max Verstappen in the 2021 Drivers’ Championship. The seven-time world champion is 33 points behind Verstappen heading into Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
Hamilton and Verstappen have finished first and second in six of the nine races, with some tough racing between them.
More of the same is likely today at Silverstone, where Hamilton is aiming for his eighth victory at the British track.
Verstappen, on the other hand, has been in superb form of late, winning the last three races to take the championship lead for the first time.
On Saturday, the Dutchman won the inaugural Sprint Race, leapfrogging Hamilton from the start.
And it means Verstappen will start ahead of Hamilton in Sunday’s race, with the first few turns being crucial for whoever takes the lead.
Even if Verstappen beats Hamilton to the finish line once more, the British Grand Prix isn’t even halfway through the season.
Mercedes will do all possible in the coming months to narrow the gap to Red Bull on the track, particularly during the summer break.
All the drivers can think about is putting in the necessary work off the track to best prepare themselves.
Hamilton has been practicing in the Mercedes factory simulator in Brackley in an attempt to get an advantage.
This weekend, Anthony Hamilton is at Silverstone, hoping to see his son cut the gap on Verstappen in the title.
He remains optimistic, though, that the 36-year-old has the experience and mentality to overcome the difficult task.
Anthony Hamilton told The Sun, “I’m always hopeful; it’s just about putting in the hard effort.”
“Work hard and you will be rewarded,” says the narrator.
Red Bull also leads Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship after winning the previous five races.
Valtteri Bottas has yet to finish higher than third in any of the last five races, missing out on a podium in four of them.