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Max Verstappen has hailed Lewis Hamilton as one of Formula One’s greatest ever drivers. The British driver won seven world titles and are aiming to win the eighth title this season. The Dutchman has now recognised the 36-year-old as one of the legends of the sport.
He told Autosport: “Man, you know it’s super hard, but of course you have to give credit to Lewis. [For] the way he has dealt with all the years, to always come back and be honoured and win that amount of races and championships. You definitely cannot go around Lewis.
“But, of course, there are still a lot of other people in F1, I think who are very good, very strong, and would have been very good in that car as well. But still, of course, the way Lewis has won and also sometimes in tricky races – like last year in Turkey, to win that race, I think he did very well. Yeah, definitely he is one of the best ever in F1.”
Red Bull had looked the faster car over the Sakhir weekend but a supreme performance from Hamilton saw him to finish second.
He said: “I’m super excited and super happy for the fans, that they are excited. I think it’s something that all the fans have wanted for a long time. Of course, this is only one race, so we don’t know what the future holds in terms of the pace they have. They could be ahead a lot more, but we’re going to work as hard as we can to try and stay close in this battle and I hope for many more of these sorts of races with Max and Valtteri.”