Max Verstappen has spoken about dominance in Formula 1, stating that while he prefers comfortable races, he admits that as a driver, he also wants competition.
Lewis Hamilton has recently criticized the current dominance of Red Bull, dismissing accusations of his own 'hypocrisy.'
The seven-time world champion mentioned that Formula 1 is becoming boring due to Verstappen's overwhelming dominance, and he claims that during his own periods of dominance, he always wished for more competition.
Hamilton even called for changes from Formula 1 and the FIA to prevent dominances like those of Verstappen, Michael Schumacher, or himself. When asked about Hamilton's comments, the Dutch driver has provided a clear response.
"I would rather have an easy race all the time, but that really only happens once or twice a season," he told the media, including GPFans.
"However, as drivers we also want the teams to be closer to each other than they are now. That’s fine for me as well. Of course it is relaxing to win races comfortably."
After the summer break, the second half of the season kicks off with the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, a race that was largely added to the calendar due to Verstappen's success.
"It's great. It doesn't make me feel extra pressure on my shoulders or anything. It's just fantastic that this is possible, something a lot of people didn't expect years ago to be possible," Verstappen said when asked about the weekend.
"Hopefully it will continue for a while. For me, it's just great to be here and to see all the fans. It's great to be able to drive at such a great track."
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.