Lewis Hamilton told he can’t beat Max Verstappen in equal machinery

Max Verstappen leads the Drivers' Championship by 125 points after 12 races.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen is currently enjoying an incredibly dominant spell in Formula 1, which has seen him win 25 of the last 34 races since the new aerodynamic regulations were introduced.

As things stand the Dutchman is untouchable, with him doing a “better job” than the entire grid, according to ex-Ferrari and Williams team manager Peter Windsor.

Verstappen’s most recent win came last weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix, where he recovered from sixth on the grid to lead by Lap 17.

In the 27 laps which followed, Verstappen built a 22-second lead over Sergio Perez in second, with his speed having been unrivaled.

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This has generally been the story of the season, as the two-time World Champion has often built a gap of over 20 seconds with relative ease.

The sport is very much in a Verstappen era, similar to what’s been seen in the past with Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

It’s simply Verstappen’s time to shine, with him having the ability of keeping his tyres in a good condition for longer than anybody else, allowing him to extend his stints and have fresher tyres later in the races.

This exact thing happened recently at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he again won with relative ease after overtaking Hamilton at the opening corner.

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“Part of the problem is that Max does such a good job, and did such a good job in Hungary, that he was able to extend the stints to such a point where in the back-half of the race, his tyres are 10 laps newer than anybody else’s,” Windsor explained during a YouTube live stream.

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“And that’s how he wins these grands prix making it look so incredibly easy.

“If McLaren are out of their sweet spot with [tyre] temperatures, would Lando be as able to make the McLaren look as good as it would, could, by just the way he drives the car and manages the temperatures?

“My guess is no, I think Max does a better job than probably anybody else right now in that, because he’s been in this zone of working with Red Bull and the car and understanding the car and what to feel and what not to feel for a long time now.”