2016 world champion and former Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton is “going to become the best of all time”.
Rosberg, who remains the only person to beat Lewis Hamilton since 2014, gave his comments on Max Verstappen, the rising star of Formula 1 and one of Hamilton’s main rivals in 2020.
“Max is the one guy in F1 who is on a similar level to Lewis,” said Rosberg.
“He has that very rare exceptional talent that Lewis has – a once-in-a-generation talent – and if he has the right car, there is no question he will be a contender for the championship this season.
“But you cannot say that Max is a better driver than Lewis. Lewis is going on to become the best of all time so you cannot say that at all.”
Rosberg went on to say his former team-mate is a clear favourite to win the 2020 championship.
“Lewis is the absolute favourite to win the championship – but I have really high hopes that we can be in for a thrilling season.
“I am confident and optimistic that Red Bull and Ferrari can up their game and be on a level playing field with Mercedes,” concluded the German.
Source: The PA