Charles Leclerc Feels Hamilton Is Not Unbeatable

Published 03/05/2020, 11:01 AM EST


Max Verstappen as of late guaranteed that Lewis Hamilton is “not a God” in that he was not unbeatable in Formula 1. Now, Charles Leclerc is engaging in the discussion by backing up the expressions of the Red Bull driver.

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Never one to mince his words, Verstappen offered the expression about Hamilton which prompted the last reacting by saying that the Dutchman was indicating “weakness” by sharing his remarks.

Max is right. Nobody is unbeatable. Not even Lewis, who is obviously a great champion,” he told Il Resto del Carlino.

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“He is certainly much more experienced than me,” he replied.

“He has been in Formula 1 since 2007, while I’ve only been here since 2018. Hamilton is more complete than I am.

“I must learn to manage the tires better in a race. Lewis is phenomenal at that.”

Leclerc reflected on a battle which he had with Hamilton at the Italian GP at Monza, which the Monegasque driver won, saying some words were exchanged after the battle.

He said a dirty word but not in a negative way, probably he wasn’t happy but he said it laughing. He knows that those battles are part of the game,” he said, with reference to him holding Hamilton at bay in the latter stages.

“I respect him. I believe in the end the respect in sportsmen is the right attitude.”

The relation between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen

Charles Leclerc has conceded that he turns out to be an aggressive driver when racing against Max Verstappen.

The gifted duo has known and raced against one another for longer than 10 years from karting entirely through to F1, and lit up a couple of races last season with their eminent dueling, specific in the races in Britain and Austria.

Verstappen is known for his forceful, swashbuckling style on the track and along these lines, Leclerc knows he needs to coordinate that degree of power when they are close during a GP.

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“I think we have improved a lot our relationship. 10 years ago in Kart things were different, now we have grown up,” he said.

“Our battle is close to the limit but this is what fans want.

“Rivalry is intense because we have grown up together. It is probably a more aggressive battle compared to me and Hamilton. I feel I get more aggressive when I fight with Max.

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“But outside the track, respect is the same for Max and Lewis.”

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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