“I find it funny”: Lewis Hamilton says that Max Verstappen’s comments from Mercedes are a sign of weakness
- Max Verstappen said that the success of Lewis Hamilton is due to his Mercedes car
- However, the British has branded the 22-year-old’s remarks as a sign of weakness
- The 35-year-old could win a record seventh world title this season
Lewis Hamilton has reversed Max Verstappen’s criticism and called the Dutchman’s remarks “a sign of weakness.”
The Brit, 35, has won five of the last six world titles and will match Michael Schumacher’s record seven championships if he extends this season.
But Verstappen, 22, recently said that this was only related to Hamilton’s Mercedes car.
Lewis Hamilton (center) has immersed himself in a word war with rival Max Verstappen (right)
Verstappen has said that Hamilton had achieved his success only because of his Mercedes car
During the Silverstone launch of the Silver Arrows machine 2020 on Friday, Hamilton said: ‘I think it’s funny. It is always known that I talk on the job, so I usually see that as a sign of weakness.
‘You don’t feel pressure at this time of the year. You are focused, but it’s about enjoying the moment. “
Hamilton’s £ 40 million-a-year deal with Mercedes expires at the end of the year, but after Ferrari relocated a move for him this week, Hamilton was positive about signing a new contract.
Hamilton said the 22-year-old’s remarks are “funny” and a “sign of weakness”
“It’s a real privilege to want to stay and be part of a great team,” he said.
“That is a great feeling and I hope I can continue to contribute to the success of the team.
‘Every year I try to improve myself, to go one step higher, to refine the game and the mental approach. That is the real challenge. But I have a great team that I will work with and every year we get more apart. This is my eighth year of driving for Mercedes and the buzz is the same. “
Hamilton returns to action on Wednesday in the first of two three-day tests in the preseason.