Nico Rosberg believes that Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are the very best wheel-to-wheel racers he's ever seen in Formula 1.
Speaking ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, Rosberg addressed media, including RacingNews365.com, at the Zandvoort circuit to discuss the ongoing championship battle between the Mercedes and Red Bull camps.
Having been a former racing rival against both drivers, Rosberg praised the high level of their driving.
"So I'm in a quite unique position because, of course, I raced Lewis very, very close as my teammate," Rosberg said on stage alongside David Coulthard, Jan Lammers, and Sir Jackie Stewart.
"And I also raced Max very closely on my way to the World Championship. So I know the level that they're at.
"It's very clear for me, Lewis anyways is one of the best of all time, and I think we can already easily say that Max will also be one of the best of all time. I would say, definitely, [he] is going to be a top 10, at least, of all time, with the way he's driving at the moment. That is phenomenal stuff.
"So those two guys, who are just at such an unbelievable level, not only in speed, but also in wheel-to-wheel racing, they are the two best of all time in wheel-to-wheel racing."
Rosberg explained that the high level of racing at the sharp end of the Formula 1 field at the moment means that he's eager to sit down in front of the television every Grand Prix weekend.
"When you have the two racers coming together like that, it's just phenomenal," he said.
"It's phenomenal to watch, and I'm loving it. I'm so excited every Sunday to switch on the TV and see the action, and it's not finished. Of course, you know, it's still a long way to go. So we can really be looking forward to the rest and [the] action in Zandvoort."
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