As the new Mercedes Formula 1 car, the W13 ‘B’, hit the headlines in Barcelona, Max Verstappen had no hesitation in giving a surprising opinion on Lewis Hamilton’s updated Formula 1 challenger.
In Bahrain, for the second winter test session, the big star was the Mercedes. Indeed, all eyes were riveted on the new features that the German team has brought to its car, starting with the absence of side pods on either side of the engine. For the time being, it is impossible to say whether this will allow Mercedes to dominate the field, as the teams are focusing on reliability rather than performance, but Max Verstappen already has a radical opinion on the car of his great rival, Lewis Hamilton.
“I don’t know if it’s legal but it’s ugly isn’t it?”
“I don’t know if it’s legal but it’s ugly isn’t it?” suggested Verstappen,
“Even the colours chosen are not exactly harmonious, it’s really not nice! And, for their ‘zeropods’… It’s a different way of working with the 2022 concept.
“At the moment we don’t know who has the best solution. But if Mercedes has done better than us, we’ll just have to brake a little bit later to make up time,” he said in an article reported by Nextgen-auto.com.