By Joe Downes For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:33 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 00:23 GMT, 15 February 2020
Lewis Hamilton has hit back at criticism from Max Verstappen, calling the Dutchman's comments 'a sign of weakness'.
The Briton, 35, has won five of the last six world titles, and will match Michael Schumacher's record seven championships if he extends that run this season.
But Verstappen, 22, recently said that was only down to Hamilton's Mercedes car.
Lewis Hamilton (middle) has delved into a war of words with rival Max Verstappen (right)
Verstappen has said that Hamilton had only achieved his success due to his Mercedes carsonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice