Hamilton and Verstappen will resume their struggle in Russia this weekend recent from their newest collision on the Italian Grand Prix a fortnight in the past.
With the Monza conflict coming fairly quickly after the pair tangled on the British Grand Prix in July, there isn’t a indication of there being any let up of their struggle for glory.
Berger, who received races for Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren in a prolonged profession, thinks that slightly than the clashes between the 2 drivers attracting adverse headlines, they’re truly serving to drive up curiosity in grand prix racing.
And he means that after years the place the title battle was just about the area of Mercedes alone, the open content material this season is greater than welcome.
Talking in regards to the fallout from Monza, Berger stated: “All the things is claimed already and for me it was a racing incident.
“If you wish to say who might have prevented it extra, possibly that was Max, and that’s the reason he bought the three locations grid penalty as nicely.
“However rather more necessary is that that is precisely what Components 1 wants. That is racing. Lastly we have now two massive guys racing one another, and it’s even higher that they’re from two totally different groups.
“Are you able to think about what would occur when you had a 3rd driver in a Ferrari preventing up entrance as nicely? You’d have full grandstands and folks watching it once more.
“That is what Components 1 was in search of, for thus a few years. It’s so necessary for the game to have these sorts of issues.”
Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing, walks away from his broken automobile
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Berger, who’s now answerable for the DTM, thinks that the strengths of each drivers makes it onerous to foretell which one will come out on prime.
Nevertheless, the Austrian thinks it could be higher if Verstappen triumphed as that may be one thing new for F1.
“I believe for your entire sport it could be good to have a change,” he stated when requested for his ideas on who he thinks will come out on prime.
“However having stated that, it is usually nice to have Lewis Hamilton nonetheless performing as he does after so a few years, nonetheless having that killer intuition and having the self-discipline for thus a few years.
“I’d additionally like to see Lewis turning into the best of all time, so it’s actually tough to offer you a straight reply on this one.
“However we have now seen Lewis successful 4 championship in a row, and everyone knows that Max Verstappen is a famous person by now as nicely. So it could be nice to see the younger man come out on prime.”