‘Red Bull will be hard to beat’: Hamilton admits winning F1 title will be tough

The world champion finished seventh while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen scored his first win in Monaco and in so doing took the lead of the drivers’ championship while his team overtook Mercedes in the constructors’ battle. Hamilton had gone into the meeting with a 14-point lead over Verstappen but is now four points behind the Dutchman after five meetings, while Red Bull are one point ahead of Mercedes. I am grateful we finished and got some points and the fastest lap. If you are winning all the time you learn less and there is a lot to learn from this weekend. “We have shown time and time again that we can bounce back from this sort of weekend,” he added. “Not many expectations at all but it turned into probably one of our best weekends altogether.

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