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Max Verstappen thinks that if he drove Hamilton’s car he would be two tenths faster than the seven-time world champion. It should be clear, the title battle is also being fought off the track.
After the Azerbaijan GP, Max Verstappen is still in the lead in the championship. However, things looked bad for Verstappen for a while. After all, on his way to an almost certain victory, he suffered a blowout and Hamilton appeared to take the lead with a second place in the race.
However, on the restart of the race, Hamilton completely missed his braking point when he attacked Sergio Perez towards the first corner. Gone second place, gone precious points. Hamilton and Verstappen left Baku without points and so the Dutchman is still four points ahead of his rival.
In the past two races, coincidentally or not on a street circuit, Mercedes has been completely out of shape and Lewis Hamilton also made it clear that Red Bull has the faster car at the moment. However, Max Verstappen does not want to say that his good performances are only due to his car.
“I would say that if I were him and I was driving his car, I would be two tenths faster. But I don’t really care what he says,” said Verstappen.
Verstappen also questions Hamilton’s explanation, who attributes his mistake to the “magic brake button” that was on without his knowledge. Therefore, the brake balance was not at all what he expected.
“Everyone tries to do their best, right?” Verstappen responded. “I’m not going to say he makes mistakes because he feels pressure.”
“Everyone is trying to get the most out of it, so I am too. Lewis will not only have to compete with his teammate this year, but also with another team.
“That adds an extra dimension and I think that’s only good for the sport.”
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