Tactics Against Max Verstappen Proof Lewis Hamilton is ‘the Best of All-Time’ – Nico Rosberg

Published 06/06/2021, 1:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race alongside Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who finished in second place REUTERS/Albert Gea


The argument for the best driver between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, who have been the grid’s standout performers over the past year, has been going for quite some time now. Several drivers have given their two cents on the debate, and Lewis’ former teammate, Nico Rosberg, is the latest to put his weight behind the Briton.

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Both Hamilton and Verstappen have arguments to back them up. While Hamilton has a joint record for seven world championships and holds the record for the most career wins, pole positions, podium finishes, career points, and laps led, Verstappen is the youngest driver to have debuted in the sport and is known for his raw speed and aggressive driving style.

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In a recent YouTube video, former Mercedes driver, Rosberg, opened up about how Hamilton’s tactics against the Dutchman prove that the Briton is one of the best drivers of all time.

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What did Nico Rosberg say about Lewis Hamilton?

Furthermore, he adds the risk management of Lewis Hamilton and how he can manage it throughout the season and also compares it with “aggressive” Verstappen.

“So, Lewis will be able to do that better than anybody else out there, to manage his whole season in terms of risk to try and avoid any big mistakes.

“And we’ve seen that in his battles with Verstappen that he is actually now two times, on the start, given way to Verstappen when Verstappen was really aggressive and where, if Lewis would have just held his position, there would have been a big collision and maybe even crash.”

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Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (left) shakes hands with Lewis Hamilton as he celebrates winning the Formula One world championship during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

“He’s given way because he said, ‘risk management – I know I have a chance later in the race still’ and that’s just where his incredible experience comes into play and that makes him such an incredibly tough opponent out there.

“And of course now one of the best or the best of all time.” said the German.

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