Damon Hill says Verstappen has been luckier than Hamilton in 2021

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1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill says Max Verstappen has “definitely been lucky” in his championship battle with Lewis Hamilton.

On the F1 Nation podcast Damon Hill said luck has definitely been favouring Max Verstappen in the last several races.

“Then you understand why people used to believe that the gods took a side in battle, because in the last few races [Verstappen]’s definitely been lucky,” Hill said.

“Monza was obviously controversial, but the result was that a race went by without him losing points to Lewis.

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“This weekend he should have lost a lot of points, but he didn’t. In Silverstone it was Hamilton who got lucky, but over the whole season Max seems to have luck more on his side than Lewis.”

However, the Briton agrees that not everything has been down to just luck.

“Look where Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas finished. Verstappen started behind them all and still finished second. That just proves how exceptional those guys are.

“It must be disheartening to start ahead of someone, and then see them finish on the podium,” concluded the Briton.

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