Lewis Hamilton welcomes the prospect of Formula One title battle with Red Bull Max Verstappen following victory in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Silverstone.
Defending champion and current leader Lewis Hamilton, who has a 30-point advantage at the top of the drivers’ standings, praised Max Verstappen and his Red Bull team for inflicting a first defeat on Mercedes in five races this year.
“It’s great that Max won,” said Lewis Hamilton, Speaking in the aftermath of his record-equalling 155th podium finish, in second place.
“As I’ve said before I want to have races and a challenge. Obviously, the Red Bull seems to be quite close to us in race conditions, but that’s a good thing and it will be interesting to see their progression through the rest of the year.”
“I definitely will not overlook them. We will keep a close eye on them. It’s not going to be easy by any means.”
Lewis Hamilton, who shares the podiums record with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, is in pursuit of his own seventh drivers’ title this year and also has the German’s unrivalled haul of 91 Grand Prix wins in his sights.
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