Brundle Applauds Verstappen’s Feat, Criticizes Mercedes’ Response

Martin Brundle has expressed his admiration for Red Bull and Max Verstappen’s magnificent feat. His reaction contrasts with Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff’s less enthusiastic reactions.

Seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton stated that he was “no more impressed” with Verstappen’s success than with other drivers’ past achievements, emphasizing that he’s had “stronger” teammates than Verstappen.

Meanwhile, Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff dismissed Verstappen’s new record as “for Wikipedia, and nobody reads that anyway.”

Brundle considered Mercedes’ reaction to Verstappen’s achievement to be underwhelming.

The 64-year-old penned in his post-Monza column on Sky Sports F1, it read: “For Max Verstappen to win 10 consecutive races, along with Red Bull taking all 15 races so far this season, it’s truly something to behold.”

“What an achievement to faultlessly keep up that level of performance and reliability on many different track layouts and in varying weather conditions, up against mighty opposition. Congratulations to each and every one of them.

“If a tennis player or football or rugby team for example was so utterly complete and dominant, they would rightly be globally lauded at the highest level. As should this pairing be.

“Sport can and should be tribal, but you must surely also appreciate a level of excellence in others.

“So I was a little surprised and disappointed that Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff played down this achievement over the weekend because they rightly received their due reverence and appreciation during their years of total domination from 2014 to 2020.”