Lewis Hamilton blasts former rival Nico Rosberg for Max Verstappen claim

Rosberg claimed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was the best driver in F1 after the Dutchman beat Hamilton to pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The German also expressed concerns that Hamilton had lost some of his pace.

Hamilton responded by snatching an eighth win of the season to move 62 points clear at the top of the Drivers’ Championship.

And the Brit then hit back at his former Mercedes team-mate.

Hamilton insists he will not take advice from someone who has not won five world titles like he has.

“I’ve never seen the blog, I don’t know who follows it, but it has no bearing on anything that I do,” Hamilton said.

“I don’t care, everyone has their own opinion.

“Whether he’s right or wrong, I don’t really care.

“All you have to do is look at my tally of results over the years and they kind of speak for themselves.

“So naturally there will be people that have not had the success that I’ve had, and might want to talk it down, but that’s OK.”

Hamilton also explained how he has learned to deal with criticism.

He added: ”I read a really good book, I think it’s called the Four Agreements.

“There’s an element in there where it says don’t take anything personally, so when someone says something about you, it’s not actually about you, it’s how they feel about themselves.

“I’m 34 years old but I feel like I’m driving better than ever. Hopefully you can see that I’ve not lost any speed.

“Qualifying is not always going to go great, you just have to move on. Races are not always going to go great.

“But you know what, you move straight on, let it go, there’s nothing you can do about the past, all you can do is try to shape the future.”

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