Nico Rosberg compares the performance of Max Verstappen in Canada with a trait of Lewis Hamilton, namely to perform better when he’s upset.
After a series of incidents during the first GP of the season was Max Verstappen is under a lot pressure at the beginning of the race weekend in Canada. He was, however, not from the lead store, he was in all the free practice sessions at the top of the tables to find, and on Sunday, he knew his third starting spot to cash in.
The world champion of 2016 showed in his analysis of the weekend know that Max Verstappen optimal has taken advantage of his anger to be a good performance to record. Such a behavior recognized Rosberg also for his former team-mate and titelrivaal Lewis Hamilton.
“Verstappen had a epic weekend,” said Rosberg on his official YouTube channel. “He showed a bit of the behaviour of Lewis Hamilton last weekend. If Lewis is evil, he is at his best, he knows his anger is perfect to channel in good performance. I saw that this weekend also back to Verstappen, once the lights turn green, went he was still extra focused.”
“He was the quickest in all free practices, had a good qualifying and ended the race in third place. I think that’s an excellent weekend for him.”
While Verstappen a good weekend experienced was Rosberg much less impressed by Lewis Hamilton. He seemed not motivated and a fifth place was his part.
“Lewis had a really ‘off-weekend’. During the race he had engine problems during the qualifying, he was already nowhere. That is typical for Lewis, he has moments that he has the courage to lose if things are a little less walk,” concluded Rosberg.
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