“I don’t think the pressure of the situation will affect him.
“He’s very easy to chat to and has a wide range of interests, which I think is very important for an F1 driver.
“If your only interest is F1, that can almost make it too important when the pressure comes on. Max has a very good balance in that respect.”
Newey believes the fight between Hamilton and Verstappen is great for F1 and Red Bull are determined to end Mercedes’ dominance in the sport.