The discussion of the last days is about who is the best driver in the history of the Formula 1. After breaking the record of victories of Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton settled in the debate on this issue. The Brit is usually ahead of the whole grid, however there is someone who overtook him several times: the safety car. In the last few hours, his driver gave him a ‘review’ to the British.
Bernd maylander He’s been the driver of the safety car for 20 years. The German holds the record of leading a Formula 1 race more than 700 laps since his appearance. However, as it is not an official competitor, it does not enter any of the category statistics. Maylander arrived at his position in 2000 after competing in various categories of passenger cars.
Maylander commented in an interview that it feels like to be at the controls of the safety car and compared what it is like to be ahead of different drivers. ‘Michael Schumacher was always pretty calm. Valtteri Bottas it’s really great. Always use the same distance behind me. Max verstappen It doesn’t push too hard either, ”he commented.
Lewis is tough
However, the only one who did not ‘congratulate’ on his attitudes at times when the race is neutralized, was Lewis Hamilton. «Nico Rosberg He was always very quiet behind me, always at the right distance. Sebastian Vettel yes that is hard. Very close to Lewis, but Lewis is definitely the toughest on the grid, “he said.
The German continued his words against Hamilton as the interview progressed. «It is quite difficult to have him behind because he is always pushing, he is accelerating, he is braking. Sometimes he gets very close to the car. I’m not sure if he wants to pressure me, because he knows. That is your driving style. He will try his best to keep his tire at the right temperature, ”Maylander said to finish.