Verstappen compares fighting Hamilton and fighting Leclerc

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Max Verstappen was asked how it feels to fight Charles Leclerc, compared to fighting Lewis Hamilton during the 2021 season.

The car issues Mercedes is dealing with are preventing the team from joining the battle at the top of the field, so the main contenders for race wins in the first three races of the 2022 season have been Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.

Considering how fierce the battles between Verstappen and Hamilton have been in 2021, the Dutch driver was asked to compare them to his on-track encounters with Leclerc.

“You know, every driver is of course different to fight against,” Verstappen said.

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“But also, you know, I grew up with Charles, we are the same age. We already had our battles in go-karting.

“But yeah, so far. I mean, this year has been good. Last year has been good. You know, we had really a lot of, I think, enjoyable battles.

“So I just hope of course that it can continue like this,” the Dutchman concluded.

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