MAX VERSTAPPEN will “do everything” to beat Lewis Hamilton in this weekend’s Formula One title decider in Abu Dhabi.
That is according to Verstappen‘s father Jos, who is a former F1 driver himself and believes his son will leave it all out on the track as his rivalry with Hamilton reaches its intense conclusion.
The Dutchman, however, doesn’t expect a crash to occur, even though a collision that renders both drivers unable to finish the race would lead to Max’s first world championship.
Jos told the Mail: “I don’t think that [a crash] will happen.
“Max absolutely wants to win. He will definitely go for it.
“He will clearly try to beat him. He will do everything to get the win, that’s for sure. It will be exciting.”
Alain Prost can’t rule out a potential crash in Abu Dhabi as Max and Hamilton’s rivalry has reached peak levels.
Prost knows all about tactical and dangerous driving at the F1 season’s climax.
He told Bild: “The situation could arise where the drivers know at one corner or another ‘I will either win or lose the world championship right here’.
“It’s already so tense, and the tension has only been rising for some time. So you can’t rule out such a scenario.
“I look at Monza, where if Max hadn’t tried to overtake Lewis he would have lost the race, so do you accept the risk or not?
“It’s not easy in a win or lose situation like this.”