If the starting grid of Formula 1 displays veteran drivers with Lewis Hamilton (37 years old) and Fernando Alonso (41 years old), the young generation takes power thanks to great talents such as Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc or George Russell , all three aged 24.
A former F1 driver in the 2000s and 2010s, Timo Glock is closely following the 2022 season and is delighted to see two generations compete in the premier category of motorsport.
« There is talent on the grid. When you think about the journey of drivers such as Charles and George in the promotion formulas, or when Max arrived in Formula 1… Max is in the process of completely overturning Formula 1, » said the German for Beyond the Grid podcast.
« The way he dominates, the competitiveness he displayed against Lewis, Lewis and Fernando being the older and more experienced but still driven by that same desire to beat the younger guys. It’s really very interesting to watch. «
« I asked George, ‘What’s the difference between playing at the back of the grid with Williams and up front at Mercedes against the great Lewis Hamilton?’ And what he answered me was very interesting, he approaches all his weekends with maximum concentration, he is very precise, he understands the race, the strategies, he knows how to manage his tires and so on.
“It is very interesting to see what these young drivers, once alongside a hero like Lewis Hamilton, can learn and how quickly they can adapt and understand what needs to be done.