Former F1 driver claims “Max Verstappen from 2 years ago would have punched” Lewis Hamilton at Monza

Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 18

The Monza incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will undoubtedly be one of the images of the year in Formula 1. The Red Bull finished on top of the Mercedes and both drivers were forced to withdraw.

Verstappen got out of his car and passed Hamilton without making any kind of gesture. Something that, according to former pilot Timo Glock, would have been very different in the past.

“Two years ago, in a situation like the Monza accident, he probably would have opened Lewis’ helmet and punched him. Now he puts it aside and thinks to himself, ‘Look how you get out of this.’ says Glock in ‘Sport1’.

“Verstappen has also managed well so far. For me, he has made a big leap, he has become much more relaxed, much more controlled in many ways,” explains the former driver.

Glock believes that Hamilton’s nerves are on the inside: “Lewis never shows on the outside that he has pressure. He knows very well how to be calm.”

In Austin this coming weekend, a new battle in the fight for the F1 World Cup between the two candidates. Only six races remain for one of the most tense championships in recent years to be decided.