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Max Verstappen fires shot at F1 rivals Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc

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Red Bull star Max Verstappen thinks he is a quicker driver than both Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.

The Dutchman is fourth in the Drivers’ Championship but just three points behind Ferrari rival Leclerc.

Verstappen, 21, thinks the Red Bull car is slower than both Mercedes and Ferrari and he would come out on top if he was given the same car.

“I personally feel that if I’m in the same car, I can go two-tenths of a second faster than them,” Verstappen told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

“When I saw [Leclerc’s qualifying] lap again, I thought ‘Well, there really is some time to be gained there’. I don’t want to sound arrogant, but as a driver you have to think you’re the fastest.”

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