Antonio Lobato has returned this Thursday to Daily to analyze the whole world formula 1 at the gates of Grand Prix of Great Britain of this weekend.
Silverstone. “It’s the cathedral of motorsport. That’s where it all started. It’s a fast circuit, it has high-speed corners, some linked that are among the best that exist, others impossible. It has a lot of lateral load, with very abrasive asphalt, difficult to overtake. … and where a lot of things happen. And where we still haven’t recovered from last year, from that Verstappen accident because Hamilton kicked him off the track.”
Lewis Hamilton. “Nelson Piquet has had to apologize. It’s an interview that was done six months ago. It comes out because at the moment that Piquet speaks disparagingly about that British GP and uses that translation that has racist overtones. Someone has taken advantage because he The British GP is coming up again. It’s indefensible and unacceptable, he’s a bit of a sour guy and he’s apologized, but it’s not enough. For someone with the weight of Nelson Piquet to make such comments is unfortunate. Hamilton has come to say that Now words are not enough, we have to get into action to put an end to these old phrases and words that have no place in Formula 1 and anywhere”.
Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso. “Everything will depend on the evolutions that each one brings. In the case of Alpine, they are very close to McLaren and Ferrari has gone a bit. Ferrari does nothing more than make podiums and be the third outstanding. I have been surprised by the statements of Ocon, because you try to minimize the evolution, but in his case it is big. Alonso has said that he is very hopeful and that we are going to see things with the Alpine, but I am very cautious because everyone is going to bring things and it is the start of the European circuits. In the case of Carlos, I really want it to be the place where it all starts. We saw a strong Carlos, with a lot of confidence in the car, who put pressure on Verstappen until the last moment and call me a dreamer or optimistic, but it may be when Carlos wins his first race in the Formula 1 world championship.”
Verstappen. “Keep riding and keep adding numbers. The big difference is that he has a winning car, which was what he lacked in other years. When you have a car you accumulate victories. Already last year we saw him competing with the almighty men from Mercedes and the King Lewis Hamilton. And this year he has won on very different circuits because the car is very strong on all terrains. The pace that Verstappn and Red Bull have is worrying because they are doing a lot of damage to Ferrari.”