What Lewis Hamilton told F1 rival Max Verstappen in US Grand Prix ‘cool down’ room with Brit making clear admission

LEWIS HAMILTON put his rivalry with Max Verstappen aside as they assessed the United States Grand Prix together – and the Brit admitted the Red Bull car is simply too good. Despite the disappointment, Hamilton remained polite and engaging in the cool down room behind the scenes before stepping out on the podium with Verstappen and third-placed Charles Leclerc. Speaking to Leclerc about Verstappen, Hamilton said: “It’s so hard to stay ahead of him.”. Leclerc replied by asking about tyre degradation: “Were you losing the front or the rear?”. Hamilton confirmed: “Erm, George [Russell] took him out.”. The Sky Sports cameras and microphones in the room did not pick up Verstappen’s reply.

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