During the press conference after qualifying of the Sakhir Grand Prix Max Verstappen stood up for Lewis Hamilton. He was asked if Mercedes needs a big bucks superstar like Lewis Hamilton as George Russell managed to lock up the front row for Mercedes as well.
Reporter: “Does Mercedes actually need a big buck superstar like Lewis to lock up the front row of the grid and possibly even win the race a 1-2. How do you suggest we answer that one?”
Max Verstappen: “Of course you do. Because he will make the difference in the most crucial moments. That’s why he is a seven times World Champion.”