Public Opinion On Who Would Win If Lewis Hamilton And Max Verstappen Raced In The Same Setup.

A new poll conducted on social media provided F1 fans with the opportunity to choose between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

This season, Max Verstappen has outperformed all of his rivals, especially Lewis Hamilton, by a very wide margin. He is presently ahead of Sergio Perez by more than 100 points.

Hamilton and Verstappen continue to be compared, though, with several Formula 1 fans claiming that the two-time world champion just had a far superior car this season—which is true—and that the comparisons should instead be drawn from last season’s performance.

In the 2021 season, a duel between the two superstars came down to the penultimate lap in Abu Dhabi, with Verstappen defeating his fierce rival only after a contentious safety car deployment procedure.

The argument about which of the two drivers is quicker in equal-powered cars has now been opened up to the public, with 20,000 F1 fans participating in a poll to help pick a winner.

The poll was closely contested and 56% of the 20,000 voters believed that Hamilton still had what it takes to defeat the current champion.

Verstappen has exhibited a phenomenal performance this season as he now has 14 victories thus far, smashing the previous record jointly held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, while Hamilton has struggled in a W13 that isn’t competitive because Mercedes had a difficult time adapting to the new technical rules.

Verstappen might exceed Hamilton and Schumacher’s record of seven world championships, according to the majority of fans who participated in a previous poll, but for the time being, it appears that Hamilton is still regarded as the fastest and best driver when given a car to demonstrate it.

The poll’s respondents were also asked if Mercedes will be able to end its winless streak in 2022 with a victory in either Abu Dhabi or Brazil, and despite the team’s near wins in Mexico and Austin, just 43% of voters believe this is possible.

If Hamilton doesn’t win a race in the next two races of the season, it will be the first time in his career that he hasn’t won a single race in a season, adding insult to injury for the Brackley-based team in what has already been a terrible year.