Although Max Verstappen has let-go of his enormous lead in the Driver’s Standings to rival Lewis Hamilton, yet he is not worrying at all. As the Red Bull ace thinks he is faster than the Mercedes ace. Recording his first-ever hat-trick of wins in Formula 1- France, Styria, Austria, Verstappen went into the British Grand Prix leading Hamilton by 32 points.
Max Verstappen left eight points ahead of the Mercedes driver after a crash on the opening lap meant he retired for only the second time this season. To add to the misery, during the Hungarian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas error at Turn 1 caused damage to the side of Verstappen’s RB16. Eventually the Dutch had to settle for P10. Losing his lead to Hamilton, who secured a podium.
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Running in a car with “less downforce” than a Haas, he could only manage P9 on the day while Hamilton brought his Mercedes home in second place to take an eight-point lead in the standings.
Verstappen says he’ll bounce back, after all he is “absolutely sure” he’s the faster of the two title rivals.
“I’m sure we can make it an exciting battle,” the 23-year-old told De Telegraaf. “We still have a good chance of winning and should not suddenly give up. I see it this way: I can still go faster than anyone in a car. There is also something in it. I am absolutely sure that I am faster than Lewis.
“For me it works very well to think like that. If I didn’t think so, I’d be better off staying at home.”