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Lewis Hamilton predicts more F1 success for Charles Leclerc

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Five-time Formula 1 World Champions Lewis Hamilton praised Charles Leclerc’s current performance.

Leclerc won Belgian Grand Prix on a tragic weekend for Formula One.

This race was played out less than 24 hours after young French driver Anthoine Hubert was killed in a devastating 160mph Formula Two crash at Spa.

Hamilton had to settle for second as his Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas came home third. That meant Sebastian  Vettel ultimately missed out on a podium, while Max Verstappen crashed out on the very first corner of the race.

Hamilton has spoken warmly about Leclerc, 21, on several occasions this year and said after the race: “He ultimately did a superb job. Even if we had different strategies it would have been hard to have beaten him. He deserved to win.”

Charles Leclerc wins emotional Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton