Verstappen plays down Mercedes, Hamilton 2023 F1 threat

Max Verstappen believes that the competitiveness of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will depend on whether or not the Brackley team has understood their 2022 issues. Verstappen dominated the 2022 season, taking a record-breaking 15 Grand Prix wins as he wrapped up his second successive title, hauling 454 points in the process - also a new F1 record. The Red Bull driver's main rival from 2021, Lewis Hamilton, endured the worst season of his long career, failing to a win a Grand Prix for the first time and finished a career-worst sixth in the Drivers.' This was in part down to…

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