Christian Danner names Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton whereas speaking about rising inclusion of pay drivers in Components 1.
Christian Danner has made a controversial assertion about Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel whereas speaking in regards to the rise of pay drivers in Components 1.
A approach which has allowed Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi into the lineup. His feedback got here after when requested whether or not the monetary impression attributable to Coronavirus will resort to usher in extra pay drivers.
Stroll’s father owns Racing Point1, which helped him to safe a seat within the crew, whereas Latifi’s father is linked with a Williams crew buyout.
“Cash all the time helps in Components 1,” he advised RTL. “However nothing will change in regards to the basic pay-driver. I assume that the driving force market shall be as balanced as in earlier years. The drivers who depart shall be changed by different gifted drivers.”
Danner continued, “In the end, virtually all Components 1 drivers are pay-drivers in a sure approach. Sebastian Vettel was promoted by Crimson Bull lengthy earlier than Components 1, and Hamilton was financed by McLaren throughout his karting instances.”
Danner additional defended Latifi and Stroll, regardless of the deep pockets, each had vital achievements in Components 1. Final yr, Nicholas Latifi completed because the runner-up in Components 2, whereas Stroll received the Components three championship in 2016.
The 62-year previous additionally talked about Nikita Mazepin and Guanyu Zhou, each of whom have wealthy dad and mom however are equally gifted. He even talked about Mick Schumacher, who brings lots of sponsors to assist him in Components 2.
He concluded, “Latifi brings cash, that’s for positive, however George Russell is from Mercedes so there’s undoubtedly a monetary profit for Williams, reminiscent of engine reductions.”