Max Verstappen launches another attack on Lewis Hamilton after 'incorrect' Red Bull statement
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Max Verstappen has fired back at Lewis Hamilton’s claim that this season’s Red Bull car is the most dominant car he has ever seen.
After breezing to the Formula 1 world title in 2022, Verstappen and Red Bull are miles ahead of the rest of the paddock this season as their car continues to dominate.
Last month, Mercedes driver Hamilton claimed that the Red Bull car is the most dominant he has ever seen.
The seven-time world champion said: “I’ve definitely never seen a car so fast.
“When we were fast we weren’t that fast. That’s the fastest car, I think, I’ve seen, especially compared to the rest, I don’t know why or how but he came past me with serious speed.
“I didn’t even bother to block because there was a massive speed difference… yep.”
However, Verstappen was quick to squash Hamilton’s claim.
He said, via RacingNews365: “I think if you look at the statistics, those statements are not correct.
“But we also have a very good car! There is of course nothing wrong with that. Yet we are not as dominant as Mercedes has shown in some years.”
Verstappen also appeared to aim a dig towards Mercedes and Hamilton.
The Dutchman added: “I don’t spend much time with that, but it won’t help you either.
“Whatever we have done in the eight years that Mercedes is so dominant… We also tried to close the gap, that’s all you can do!”
After missing out on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Verstappen recorded his second victory of the season in what was a chaotic Australian Grand Prix last weekend.
As a result, his lead at the top of the standings over teammate Sergio Perez has now been widened to 15 points.
F1 will return at the end of the month, with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix taking place on 28 April in Baku.