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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.”