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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton applauds Verstappen's 'amazing' season

Lewis Hamilton has credited Max Verstappen for his 'amazing' season, following the Dutchman's impressive run to a second Drivers' title.

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Lewis Hamilton has credited Max Verstappen with completing an "amazing" season, following the Red Bull driver's championship success.

Verstappen built on his 2021 title by securing an emphatic second Drivers' Championship with several rounds to spare.

In contrast, previous championship rivals Mercedes are yet to win a race in 2022, with the team having just two more attempts to change their fortunes.

Speaking ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, a race that Hamilton has admitted could be Mercedes' last chance of victory in 2022, the Briton was complementary about Verstappen's dominant season.

"I can't say that I've had time to study every aspect of what Max has done this year, but I think he's done an amazing job," Hamilton told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"He's done everything he had to do.

"The team provided him with an amazing car, and he's delivered pretty much every weekend."

Hamilton: It's up to us to stop him

Verstappen secured his fourteenth win of the season at the previous race in Mexico, breaking the previous record for most wins in a season.

Despite praising Verstappen's efforts, Hamilton reiterated his desire to stop the win streak.

"He can be proud with the job that he's done, and I know what it feels to be in a position like that," added Hamilton.

"He's got a chance to win more races, the next two races, so he could take that record even further if we can't stop him or Ferrari can't stop him."

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