Jonny Edgar is the latest to put together his Ultimate Driver. The MP Motorsport racer came up with the most complete driver ahead of Round 2 of the season, taking elements from some of the greats and combining them into one.
Here is what the Brit came up with...
“Probably one of the current drivers. I’d say Lewis Hamilton. In a lot of races, he might not be the fastest but he always manages to get a result. I would say that comes with experience, he stays calm and doesn’t make mistakes, doesn’t overdrive the car and try for a result that’s not possible. I think some younger drivers do that which is normal when you’re trying to come up. He makes a few less mistakes than others.”
DRIVING IN THE WET
“Probably Max Verstappen. When it rains, he’s usually impressive like the Brazil race a few years ago. He stood out ahead of most people. Hamilton is good in the wet too but to say someone different, I’ll go with Verstappen.”
“I’ll go with Charles Leclerc. Sometimes in Qualifying he’s really quick.”
“I’d say that comes with just being quick and being good. So Hamilton would be my pick.”
“I’d say Sergio Perez. There’s some races where he can keep the tyres alive more than the others. There’s quite a few races where he’s doing something with the tyres that nobody else can.”
“I’ll go with Daniel Ricciardo. Some of the overtakes he did – especially he did five or six years ago, you only saw those kinds of moves from him, nobody else could do them.”
SMOOTH OR AGGRESSIVE?
“I’d say smooth is usually better, especially with how the tyres are in modern racing. You have to be smooth to prevent them from dropping off too much. I think on a Qualifying lap, you can get away with being aggressive but it’s normally better to be smooth.”
“Ricciardo’s overtake on the Baku restart a few years back - that was incredible. It was quite high risk on a street track, but he did so well to pass three cars on the restart.”
“I’d say just being smart, taking risks at the right time and knowing when and when not to, that’s quite important as a driver.”