Max Verstappen admits he took no pleasure in lapping F1 rival Lewis Hamilton as Red Bull star slams ‘slow’ Mercedes

RED BULL star Max Verstappen has claimed it wasn’t “anything exciting” to lap Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton at Imola on Sunday. To add insult to injury for Hamilton, he was passed by Verstappen in the 41st lap, who secured a one-two finish with team-mate Sergio Perez. After four races, Mercedes sit third in the 2022 Constructor Standings, with Hamilton and George Russell finishing on the podium just once each. Speaking after Sunday’s GP, Verstappen was asked to reflect on what it was like to lap Hamilton. To which he said: “Mercedes has been slow all year, so for me it’s not anything exciting, it just happens.

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