Lewis Hamilton fears he’ll finish F1 season winless for first time EVER as Brit admits Verstappen is ‘virtually unbeatable’

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LEWIS HAMILTON fears he’ll finish the season without a single victory for the first time in his F1 profession.

The seven-times world champion has no less than one victory in his earlier 15 years within the sport.

Lewis Hamilton is coming to terms with the fact he might fail to win a race this season

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Lewis Hamilton is coming to phrases with the very fact he may fail to win a race this seasonCredit: Splash
Max Verstappen won again in Monza and could deny Hamilton a victory for the first time

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Max Verstappen received once more in Monza and will deny Hamilton a victory for the first timeCredit: Alamy

However, his below-bar Mercedes – plus the pace of world champion Max Verstappen, who Hamilton says is “virtually unbeatable” – means he is taking a look at extending his winless run.

Hamilton stated: “We should be sensible. That Red Bull is virtually unbeatable. It’s going to take some actual doing to beat that automobile.

“Performance-wise we’ve got not caught them, and we do not have upgrades coming to allow us to overhaul them. So it’ll take some fortune going our approach to win.

“It’s not unimaginable, as a result of we might have overwhelmed them in Budapest.

“But Max is usually chilled on the entrance, so you possibly can by no means inform their true tempo.”

Verstappen is in scintillating type and has received the final 5 races.

The most up-to-date, controversially passing the chequered flag behind the protection automobile at Monza on Sunday, means he can clinch the title subsequent out in Singapore if outcomes go his approach.

The Dutchman must win and take the bonus level for the quickest lap – plus see Leclerc is no greater than eighth, and team-mate Sergio Perez out of the highest three.

And he says his phenomenal season is like his ultimate 12 months in go-karts in 2013 when he received the world and European karting titles.

He stated: “It is very totally different by way of emotions. At that second, Formula One is your purpose.

“Of course, you get pleasure from what you obtain, however you additionally assume that there is nonetheless an extended approach to go so it feels totally different.

“But the final 12 months in karting was additionally lovely.”


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