Verstappen : Mercedes is not bad, Russell finishes fourth and Hamilton is at the bottom

Lewis Hamilton has a desperate start to the new season where he is far behind rivals fighting for the top spot. The seven-time world champion in a Mercedes car finished 14th in the final race in Imola, while his team-mate George Russell finished fourth.

All this was enough for the angry rival Max Verstappen, who is the current winner of the title, to make a provocative statement.

“Everyone says that Hamilton’s car is desperate, but George Russell finishes fourth with the same car, so I think that is not the main problem, but it is clear that they have difficulties with the car.

“I have had great battles with Lewis in recent years, and I hope it will continue to be so in the future,” Verstappen said.

This weekend in Formula 1 the program is the race for the Miami Grand Prix.