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Lewis Hamilton sneezes at Max Verstappen: “Leclerc is a sensible driver, clear difference to what I experienced last year”

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After the race in Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton indirectly lashed out at Max Verstappen, the driver who prevented him from taking his eighth world title last year.

Erik van Haren

Hamilton finished third at Silverstone, after a hard fight with the defending Charles Leclerc in the final phase. “Charles is a very sensible driver. That is clearly a difference with what I experienced last year,” Hamilton referred to the battles with Verstappen. “For example, we drove through Copse together without any problems.”

That was the place where Hamilton hit Verstappen last year, after which the Dutchman flew hard into the tire stack. On Saturday, the Mercedes driver did disapprove of the booing of British fans at Silverstone towards Verstappen.

Hamilton was very pleased with third place, behind winner Carlos Sainz and Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez. “We gave everything, but Ferrari was too fast. And Red Bull can’t keep up on the straight. I am grateful for the work of the team, we are certainly one step closer with our upgrade.”

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