Practically every Formula One fan knows that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg despise each other. So, when Max Verstappen took a stab at Rosberg for certain criticisms, Hamilton stamped his seal of approval. The Dutchman called Rosberg the “new Jacques Villeneuve”, since Villeneuve often expresses outrageous opinions.
Nico Rosberg’s post-Belgian Grand Prix analysis on his YouTube caught Verstappen’s attention. When the Dutch driver crashed out on the opening lap, the 2016 World champion observed that Max was going to back to his “old self”.
This is not the first time Rosberg has criticised Verstappen, earlier this year he labelled Verstappen as “a narcissist”.
In response, Verstappen was just as ruthless when asked by the Dutch press on his thoughts on Rosberg.
“I am not very interested in what he says on his channels,” Verstappen told Dutch publication Telegraaf. “I think he is the new Jacques Villeneuve.
“He [Villeneuve] has come around, but now it looks like it’s Rosberg who constantly wants to share a controversial opinion.
“Maybe he wants to attract viewers or something? He does it very often.
“At the beginning of this year he called me a narcissist. That is very extreme.
“Maybe he wants to earn money with his YouTube channel. If he have driven on longer, he could have earned much more.”
Those comments about his old foe gave Hamilton a good laugh judging by his Instagram.
“This had me in stitches!” Hamilton wrote, alongside a clapping emoji.
It was worth noting that Lewis Hamilton was not a big fan of Jacques Villeneuve either. THe 5-time world champion slammed the Canadian for his comments made regarding Anthoine Hubert’s fatal crash at Spa last weekend.