Hamilton & Verstappen, F1's Dream Team?

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, what rock stars! Both drivers were on top if their game at the 2016 British Grand Prix. Can any constructor manage to pull off the dream team pairing of Hamilton and Verstappen?
Hamilton nearly collided with the Safety Car, clearly he is most susceptible to crash with another Mercedes when it is leading! After Max Verstappen’s gutsy overtake on Nico Rosberg, his popularity among British fans has risen exponentially. Speaking of popularity, Verstappen won the ‘Driver of the Day’ award again – seems Verstappen and his fans outperformed Hamilton and his fans! (Read: Max Verstappen, Talent Of The Century)


The radio ban continues to make news, after Nico Rosberg was penalised for breaking rules. Will breaking the radio ban become the newest strategic weapon for teams? If so, which team will be the first to do so? Rosberg also visited the stewards for the third time in eight days, what’s going on there. (Read: Ban The DRS, Not The Radio)
Rosberg was endlessly booed on the podium, revenge for the British fans or just bad sportsmanship? Niki Lauda breached the bro code by trash talking Hamilton only to conveniently ‘retract’ his statements. Kimi Raikkonen signed a new contract with Ferrari and happy to have disappointed some people by doing so (this includes Kunal!). Honda finally admitted that no other F1 team wanted to partner with them and we wonder why (not!). Lastly, Formula 1’s legendary driver Pastor Maldonado found a way to bring himself in the news again. (Read: F1 Misses The Legend Of Pastor Maldonado)
Tune in!
(Season 2016, Episode 24)

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

8 comments On Hamilton & Verstappen, F1's Dream Team?

  • Would definitely be the end of that arrogant Hamilton!

  • What was so special about Hamilton’s race? Driving from P1, in by far the most powerfull car, so he never had to deal with the severe water fountains other drivers faced. Too easy! Total admiration for Max Verstappen!

  • Yes I agree with you Leo,Verstappen would be more than a challenge to Hamilton than Rosberg,no way would Max let Hamilton push him around he has settled down into Red Bull very well,he is one to watch out for he will definitely give Hamilton a run for his money…no wonder why Mercedes didn’t want to give Red Bull their engines getting beaten by your opposition wouldn’t that look bad..yes but the fans want to see that not the fans watching the same team qualifying 1 & 2 & then finish the race the same way how boring…any current driver in F1 can win races in the Mercedes…

    • Thanks for your reaction Johnny. Wouldn’t really like to see Max with Mercedes, rather see him in the great looking RB12 wearing the Red Bull outfit. The engine is what virtually guarantees Hamilton the P1 qualifications and taking out wins, it’s certainly not his racing ability, let go his understanding of his car and steering wheel lay-out.
      Verstappen is far ahead of him, and Lewis knows it! It’s the star of Mercedes winning him championships, but Lewis seems to think it is he who is the star!

  • Hamilton & Verstappen
    The 2 best drivers at this moment IMO would be a dreamteam for sure!

  • Funny podcast BTW !!!

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