Max Verstappen
BARCELONA – Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen in the RB18 during the third and final day of testing at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya prior to the start of the Formula 1 season. ANP ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

Current Formula One champion Max Verstappen has been a nemesis for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes ever since the epic 2021 finale. It has been a long time since F1 fans saw a more exciting end to the season. The final race at Abu Dhabi was the determining factor of the whole 2021 season. It was a neck-and-neck battle between the reigning champion and the new challenger back in 2021. After a long wait, Red Bull was able to provide the Dutchman with a competitive car. That year, Mercedes won their eighth title in a row. However, things went topsy-turvy in the driver’s world championship.

Verstappen won a very controversial title, narrowly beating Hamilton. The Briton was on his way to winning the coveted eighth title. Hamilton would become the first driver to win eight championships in Formula One. However, it did not happen two years ago, according to the plans of Mercedes. Since then, Max Verstappen has been an unstoppable force. On the other hand, there is a weird rumor floating around the grid regarding Verstappen moving to Mercedes. What if Hamilton and Verstappen join hands at Mercedes? Certainly, F1 fans would find it very interesting.


Can Max Verstappen And Lewis Hamilton Be Teammates Someday?

Lewis Hamilton Max Verstappen 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton Max Verstappen 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Source: ESPN

Recently, Max Verstappen, in an interview with De Telegraaf, mentioned that it is not even under consideration. Moreover, Max added that when he started racing, he wanted to race for a top team in Formula One. But never did he imagine accomplishing so much glory. Moreover, Max Verstappen replied to comments where people called the sport getting boring because of him. He seemed totally unperturbed and said he knows very well how it feels to be on the other side. Adding to that, Verstappen mentioned he does not find the sport boring.

But would he make adjustments to be teammates with Lewis Hamilton in the future? He did not dismiss the idea completely. Moreover, Max Verstappen feels it is essential to be true to oneself. He noted that if a team is desperate to sign him, then they will put in some extra effort. The Red Bull ace believes then he can adapt himself to different things to a certain extent. The new team and the driver must meet halfway through the contract negotiation, as per Max Verstappen.  

An Unstoppable Force Is What The Red Bull Driver Has Been

Max Verstappen Red Bull
Max Verstappen Red Bull Source: Sky Sports

The 25-year-old Dutchman won a record 15 Grands Prix in the previous year. Later this year, he maintained his consistency from the very beginning of the season. Up till the summer break, Verstappen has won ten Grands Prix already. He can surely break his own record of most wins in a season. Moreover, Verstappen can become the first driver to win 20 races a season since ten more GP are remaining.

Additionally, there are not many drivers who came close to beating Verstappen this season. Albeit, Sergio Perez, Max’s teammate, was able to beat him twice this season. If Checo can win more races this season, it can be very interesting at the end. However, at present, there is only one dominant driver in the grid. Moreover, it is clear that Red Bull will be the winner of the constructor title this year. They have won all 12 races so far.