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Lewis Hamilton gives brutal response to Max Verstappen comments ahead of British GP

Mercedes star Hamilton is the runaway leader in the driver standings once again and remains on course for a sixth F1 world title.

Verstappen is third and a whopping 71 points behind Hamilton after nine races.

And Hamilton moved to dismiss Horner’s comments that stated the Dutch driver was the best in the world ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.

“I don’t compare myself to anybody, I don’t need to,” he said.

“I don’t really have an answer to his claims. Ultimately every now and then somebody needs certain attention…”

Despite that, Hamilton recognised the progress of Verstappen who is considered the most exciting long driver in the sport.

He claimed his first victory of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix last time out after overtaking Charles Leclerc in a thrilling final lap.

“I think Max has been doing a great job and he’s really, really exciting to watch,” Hamilton added of the 21-year-old.

“I think the last race was really fantastic. It’ll be interesting to see how they do moving forwards.”

It had been suggested that they could pair up at Mercedes next season as Verstappen is understood to have a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave Red Bull.

Speaking earlier this month, Hamilton insisted he was happy with current team-mate Valtteri Bottas but admitted he would welcome the chance to line up alongside him one day.

“I think the team’s pretty happy with Valtteri and me,” he said.

“So I do know Max is definitely interested in opportunities.

“I don’t know. Maybe. If there is [a chance], then great.”

Hamilton goes into this weekend’s race with a joint-most five British Grand Prix wins.

One more victory will see him surpass Jim Clark and Alain Prost and become the outright leader on the list of most British GP wins.

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