After Accusing Lewis Hamilton of Hypocrisy, Max Verstappen Spits Facts to Snap Him Back to the Real World of F1

Published 07/16/2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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These days, both the Mercedes and Red Bull camps are frequently in the headlines. While Mercedes, which is now going through a difficult time, fires some devastating shots at Red Bull, the Austrian team parries those blows and comes back at the Silver Arrows with twice the fury. As again after accusing Lewis Hamilton of being hypocritical, Max Verstappen has now spitted some damning facts.

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Max Verstappen has dominated since winning his first championship. This year is shaping up to be another chapter in Verstappen’s masterpiece, compared to last year when he had some early fights with Ferrari however, ultimately demonstrated what supremacy truly meant. The Dutchman has so far won eight of the ten races, including six straight victories, and by the end of this year, it is claimed that he might beat the German legend Sebastian Vettel and move to the top three all-time best of Formula 1.

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Verstappen’s incredible supremacy is certainly squeezing Red Bull’s arch-rival, as Lewis Hamilton was recently seen urging the FIA to implement regulation changes to limit Red Bull’s dominance. In response, Verstappen accused Hamilton of hypocrisy by quoting ” We weren’t talking about that when he was winning his championships, so I don’t think we should now.”

Immediately after that, Verstappen once more spewed facts about the hegemony and brought back Lewis Hamilton and company to reality. The two-time champion remarked during his conversation with Channel 4 as quoted by NextGen Auto, ” It’s Formula 1, at the end of the day. I mean, it’s happened before in F1. You only have one season from time to time, or at best two consecutive seasons, where there are maybe a few more teams fighting for the title. It’s very, very rare in our sport.” [translated via Google]

Mercedes enjoyed an eight-year dominance, however, Lewis Hamilton and others believe their dominance was little as compared to Verstappen and company and which has prompted them time and again to speak out against the Milton Keynes side’s present dominance. And after the most recent attempt to persuade the FIA failed the Mercedes ace has voiced his feelings of displeasure playing the emotional card.

While referring to Max Verstappen’s dominance Lewis Hamilton expresses his dissatisfaction

Given his lightning-fast RB 19 and skillful driving, many think Verstappen, who currently leads Perez by more than 99 points, can easily win his third championship. However, if we look at an estimate that says may Verstappen finish second in the next 12 Grands Prix despite the Mexican driver winning every race besides the fastest lap point every time, the Dutchman still will beat Perez for the championship.

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Such has been the double champion’s domination, however, if we compare it to Hamilton’s heyday that period was considerably more competitive, and it seems to have dissatisfied the seven-time champion. According f1journaal.be to driver Hamilton, who failed to convince FIA to take any actions against Verstappen and Co. and pulled out an emotional card.

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He said, ” There have always been periods of dominance in this sport. You can’t say how long it will take. Whether we can make the car a lot better and compete with them next year, whether Ferrari can do that, whether it will be us, Ferrari, or Red Bull. That’s why I said the other day that even though you have a dominant period, your best years are the ones where you were seriously competing, where you had a very close fight with Red Bull or Ferrari.”

However, while talking of his period being a little overwhelming Hamilton expressed his feelings, he added, ” At times the gap was wider and you don’t get the greatest satisfaction from that. There’s nothing you can do about that. We just would have done our job better and that’s the situation Max is in now.”

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Do you think Max Verstappen will keep on dominating the track till 2026, or will Mercedes bounce back?

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Aditya Srivastava is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of writing experience. He developed a keen interest in the sport after the unforgettable Abu Dhabi 2021 race. As a graduate of a premier institute, Aditya is committed to producing high-quality content that is engaging, informative, and accurate.
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