The title rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has arguably been the most interesting factor to keep an eye on through the course of this season. And both the title contenders have spent a fair share of time leading the table, with Verstappen in control at the moment.
Hence, despite the battle looking pretty much tied, former McLaren boss, Ron Dennis, is backing Verstappen to lift the championship title this season. Of course, one can acknowledge Dennis’ faith in the Dutchman winning the title.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, the Briton lauded Red Bull’s efforts this season, reckoning Verstappen has a formidable car in hand which could make him secure the title fair and square.
“I have a tremendous respect for the technologists at Red Bull. And I think Honda have stabilised their engine performance very well,” he said. “So I think it’s going to be Verstappen. If it’s not, it will be not because they lack performance but because they make mistakes.
“The question is, in what circumstances are these mistakes going to be made? It’s going to be a very colourful end of season. But, I would probably back Verstappen,” Dennis concluded.