Lewis Hamilton is said to force a World Cup final against Red Bull driver Max Verstappen at the Formula 1 premiere in Saudi Arabia with his powerful Mercedes engine from the Brazil race. “Now the right grenade is coming back in for Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. We kept this fire for the last two races, ”announced Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff after Hamilton’s recent victory in Qatar.
In the previous Grand Prix in Brazil, the Englishman had shone with a fresh unit, but then in Qatar the engine was not used and saved. “We are on the hunt, more motivated than ever and are looking forward to our racing debut in Saudi Arabia,” emphasized Wolff before the premiere on the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit, which with its long full-throttle passages and fast corners should be Mercedes.
After two consecutive Grand Prix victories, Hamilton has reduced his World Championship deficit to eight points, but Verstappen could become world champion for the first time this Sunday. “I feel calm. I know that I will always try to do my best, “said the Dutchman and assured:” It will be an exciting end to the season. “