Max Verstappen and Checo Perez assess Lewis Hamilton’s transfer to Ferrari

After the presentation of 2024’s RB20 automobile, all of the groups have already proven their challengers that will likely be current through the Bahrain take a look at subsequent week and with which they’ll attempt to win races throughout the brand new season, however the dominant information story has been Lewis Hamilton‘s change to Ferrari for 2025 so how do the Crimson Bull drivers really feel about it?

Crimson Bull went final in 2024 to indicate their new design by the hands of the genius Adrian Newey, with which they hope to defend the Constructors’ World Championship and, as well as, the Drivers’ World Championship.

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Each Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen attended the launch and spoke to the media, amongst which MARCA was current, and Verstappen assessed one of the crucial talked about signings within the historical past of Components 1 as Hamilton swaps silver for pink.

“If somebody desires to drive for Ferrari, particularly somebody like Lewis who has already achieved a lot, if that is his dream and objective,” Verstappen stated to the media, together with MARCA. “Once more, we do not know the conversations they’ve had, at Mercedes, at Ferrari, what’s been promised, what they suppose is coming.

“You may’t give an trustworthy opinion from our facet (as drivers) as to why you make that call. You recognize, if he is pleased with that transfer, I believe it is going to be nice and, in fact, I hope for them it is going to be successful, however you do not know.”

For his half, ‘Checo’ Perez has been intrigued about how the pairing of Hamilton and Ferrari will work as each demand excessive requirements from one another, however there’s a sense of time strain for Hamilton too which means he has to mattress in rapidly.

“I believe Lewis is a really skilled driver,” Perez stated to media together with MARCA. “However it’s a large problem while you change groups as a result of there are numerous issues which can be accomplished otherwise.

“The best way you discover the entire lap, all of us come collectively inside a few tenths however the best way every workforce will get the laps could be very totally different to anything, so I believe it is an attention-grabbing dynamic.”

Verstappen and the potential of someday driving for Ferrari

Since beginning in 2016 to drive for Crimson Bull, the three-time world champion is ready to start his eighth season with the Austrian workforce however for the second a transfer to Ferrari isn’t on his thoughts.

And that is fairly comprehensible, the Italians gained as soon as final season in comparison with 21 wins for Crimson Bull and 2022 wasn’t actually all that totally different both, so why would he swap a assured championship contender to race for podiums?

“I do not know. Like, I do not wish to sound like disrespectful or no matter. I’ve numerous respect for the model Ferrari,” Verstappen advised journalists. “However I am very joyful the place I am in the meanwhile.

“So, I am snug within the surroundings that I am in, for me it isn’t one thing that I am in search of to vary or no matter. For me now it isn’t even in my in my head, it is solely F1. And I wish to do extra issues than F1 as properly, additionally from the digital facet of issues that I am engaged on.

“There are numerous issues happening within the background for me additionally what I wish to do sooner or later. However once more, I additionally know in my life from what I’ve skilled thus far, by no means say by no means with issues.”

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