While Verstappen adjusts to track walks, Lewis Hamilton has been clocking in the hours on the sim. having openly rejected the idea of a simulator, Hamilton has now changed his beliefs for the championship as well.
In the week’s break between the two races, Hamilton spent seven hours in a day on the sim in Brackley; followed by four on the Monday ahead of the weekend. Hamilton has been giving it his all as well.
“This is the best I have been able to give in a year, the training, the time balance that I have,” he said. “I made every sacrifice I could this year. I don’t think I have left anything undone, so at this point of the year there are no regrets”.
It only shows how competitive the protagonists have become. In a season where the tides have shifted, either way, it remains an absolute mystery who holds the advantage ahead of the race in Jeddah. Will it be a title decider? Nonetheless, it will be a fascinating race ahead.