Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen went toe-to-toe against each other in the 2021 season. In the end, it was the young Dutch driver who came out on top to become the world champion. The Red Bull driver won the championship on the last lap of the last race of the season in a dramatic finale.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes that the 2021 season could be turned into a movie. He mentioned that the 2021 season was a much better season than the 1976 season, which was portrayed in the movie Rush. Marko also pointed out how the different personalities of both drivers could be portrayed on-screen.
There are so many opposites: Marko on Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
As reported by Motorsport-Total, the Austrian mentioned that the rivalry between the two drivers could serve as a better material for a movie like Rush in the future. He also recalled the high points of the 2021 season for Verstappen.
“The victory in France and “the two great results in Austria”, when Verstappen was able to take two poles and two wins on the Red Bull home track.
After the second Spielberg victory, Verstappen was already 32 points ahead of Hamilton in the World Cup, but after that “Mercedes came back” and Hamilton himself became stronger and stronger.” said Marko.
“There is the seven-time world champion who leads a rather media-loving life. Verstappen, on the other hand, is “down to earth” and “only focused on the sport. There are so many opposites. In addition to the drivers, this also applies to the teams.”
Again and again, Mercedes and Red Bull had fought “with corresponding word duels”, which also contributed to the fact that the World Cup duel made such waves last year – and maybe in many years, it will be made into a film …” said Marko.
It would be amazing to see the 2021 season turned into a movie. The season had everything you need for the big screen and so much more. But let us wait and see if there would be any interest in Hollywood for the project.