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F1 fans weigh in on the superiority of Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen after breaking the record | F1 | Sport

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen shouldn’t be ranked as a better driver than Lewis Hamilton despite his latest record-breaking win, according to Express Sport readers. A poll with almost 20,000 entries from our dedicated readers has revealed which of the drivers can be considered the fastest on the grid, and there is a clear majority of fans who believe the Mercedes star can still claim his place as the best driver on the grid. sport. .

We ask readers to determine if Verstappen is better than Hamilton after breaking the record for most wins in a single F1 season. However, according to those who took part in the survey, 56% of fans believe that Hamilton is a better driver than Verstappen, even after the Dutchman scored a record 14th win from him in 2022.

The 25-year-old has been in phenomenal form this season and is ending the campaign on a strong note with five consecutive race wins, having also won eight of the last nine races. Only Sergio Pérez has managed to stop him when his Red Bull teammate triumphed in Singapore.

He now has two world titles to his name, putting him in the same esteemed company as Fernando Alonso and Mika Hakkinen as drivers who have won the coveted Drivers’ Championship twice.

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Hamilton famously claimed victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix last year when he and Verstappen fought a close battle at Interlagos, having started 10th on the grid. The 2020 champion has won on the circuit three times before, in 2016, 2018 and 2021, so he is confident of ending the longest winless streak of his career.

Mercedes star Hamilton missed out on claiming his first win of the season at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin after leading for most of the race.

He was then handed a golden opportunity to finish on top of the podium after a lengthy pit stop from Verstappen saw him drop down the order.

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