Jacques Villeneuve does not agree that Max Verstappen versus Lewis Hamilton is becoming like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.

The rivalry between Senna and Prost is talked about as one of, if not Formula 1’s greatest ever clashes, one which commonly led to contact on-track.

And now in 2021, the title scrap between Verstappen and Hamilton has also seen the drivers come to blows numerous times, with Silverstone and now Monza witnessing major collisions between the pair.

That had led many to compare these two rivalries, but 1997 World Champion Villeneuve does not agree.

“Their rivalry had reached far beyond the limit, there was hatred and the will to play dirty,” Villeneuve told Corriere della Sera when asked if this is a Senna-Prost repeat.

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