Timo Glock has expressed his fascination at how the younger crop of celebrity F1 drivers have taken on the problem of tackling the game’s established huge weapons.
Method 1, like every sport, enjoys a relentless evolution of its expertise pool, with the shelf lifetime of its high members lasting for so long as it takes till the subsequent wave comes alongside to displace them.
However at current, F1 is having fun with the presence of a set of good people at each ends of the expertise spectrum, with the likes of Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Lando Norris pitting their wits towards older palms akin to Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
Glock, who made 91 F1 begins himself, is intrigued by the way in which the youthful era have stepped as much as race towards a few the all-time greats – and particularly Verstappen, who’s on the right track to make himself a double World Champion this yr.
The 40-year-old German was requested throughout an episode of the Past the Grid podcast whether or not this can be a golden period for driving expertise given the power in depth in the intervening time.
“The abilities now we have on the grid, trying again to Charles [Leclerc], trying again on George [Russell], the historical past how they went via the junior classes, in addition to Max coming into Method 1…it seems like he’s turning Method 1 the wrong way up in the intervening time,” mentioned Glock.
“The way in which he dominates, how he grew up being so aggressive towards Lewis, Lewis being the older man in addition to Alonso being so skilled, nonetheless having the starvation and being so motivated to beat the younger guys. It’s simply actually attention-grabbing to see.
“I used to be asking George ‘what’s the distinction if you come from a small workforce like Williams, being in the back of the grid, to a high workforce like Mercedes towards the large man Lewis Hamilton?’
“What’s he doing completely different then, and it was attention-grabbing to listen to what he was saying like the way in which he’s going into weekends super-focused, being so exact, understanding the racing, the methods, how he has to deal with his tyres and so forth.
“Very attention-grabbing to see what the younger guys, once they come up subsequent to the large hero, Lewis Hamilton, how they study from them and the way they in a short time perceive what to do and adapt to it and take it on board and do it themselves.”
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