Hot-head Max Verstappen is a much-needed breath of fresh air in what is sometimes a dull sport.
F1 reached it’s most predictable period of the modern era when Sebastian Vettel eased to four world titles with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013.
Mercedes have since taken on the mantle and secured their sixth straight Constructors’ Championship this year.
Liberty Media are hoping to make the sport more competitive by introducing new rules and regulations from 2021.
But there are more solutions to improve the entertainment value than just on-track changes.
Hamilton and Verstappen have been at each other’s throat this past week over the Red Bull star’s driving style.
The 21-year-old ignored the yellow safety flag during qualifying in Mexico to set the fastest lap – but that came with a three-place grid penalty.
The Dutchman then collided with Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the race which drew criticism from Hamilton, who called Verstappen a crash “magnet.”
Verstappen has since responded by claiming he is in Hamilton’s head so all eyes will be fixed on the duo at the United States Grand Prix this weekend.
Hopefully the two rivals will secure positions close to each other on the grid which will make for a mesmerising start.It always adds an extra bite to the entire race week when two drivers do not see eye to eye and are locked in a power struggle.
The whole F1 world has been speaking about their relationship for the past week and is fascinating to see how both men conduct themselves.
Over recent years the most exciting season came in 2016 when the in-house rivalry between Hamilton and Nico Rosberg spilled over on several occasions.
The tension in the Mercedes garage was so high it was said the pair did not even speak in the team’s canteen.
Such battles also bring the best out of both stars and raise the standard of driving across the board.
But how good would it be to see Verstappen given a car capable of really turning the pressure up on Hamilton – that would almost certainly see the friction boil over.