‘Both drivers aren’t there like me and Valtteri’: Bullish Lewis Hamilton insists he wants ‘more of a fight’ after cruising to Belgian GP win and admits Max Verstappen needs help from Red Bull team-mate Alex Albon

Lewis Hamilton insists he is hoping for ‘more of a fight’ to challenge his position at the top of the F1 standings – and hinted the lack of competition may stem from Red Bull’s mixed fortunes this year. The Red Bull duo of Verstappen and team-mate Alex Albon endured an inconsistent afternoon, with Albon once again finishing outside of the top four, leaving Hamilton to reflect on the lack of a challenge. Lewis Hamilton is hoping for ‘more of a fight’ to challenge him at the top of the F1 standings. Hamilton says the lack of support for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (above) left him ‘on his own’. He told Sky F1: ‘I think the Red Bulls have got a very good car. ‘So Red Bull have that and Max is sort of there on his own.

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