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'I've never heard Lewis Hamilton recognise Max Verstappen's ability': Red Bull chief Christian Horner believes the British star was left 'rattled' by his arch rival last year during their tense battle for the title Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battled furiously for the F1 title in 2021 Intensity of the rivalry increased greatly throughout the controversial season Christian Horner believes there is more respect to Max Verstappen this year  Red Bull chief was referring to the Dutchman's battles with Charles Leclerc 

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Christian Horner has claimed that he has never heard Lewis Hamilton praise the ability of his arch rival Max Verstappen.

The pair were involved in one of Formula One's most tense and toxic battles for the world championship last season, one that saw the Dutchman snatch the title in controversial circumstances in the final race at Abu Dhabi.

While the title went in the Red Bull star's favour due to infamous decisions under the safety car that handicapped Hamilton, the season had already seen a high amount of incidents that only stoked the tension between two of F1's finest stars.

Christian Horner (left) believes Max Verstappen (right) has not been given credit for his racing talents by his arch rival Lewis Hamilton

Christian Horner (left) believes Max Verstappen (right) has not been given credit for his racing talents by his arch rival Lewis Hamilton

The pair collided at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on the first lap putting Verstappen out the race, while another crash at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix led to both cars retiring.

Verstappen was then accused of brake-testing his rival late on in the season at Saudi Arabia, and there were numerous incidents of the duo pushing the limits while overtaking each other all season. 

It marks a contrast to this campaign where Mercedes' inability to challenge Red Bull has enabled Verstappen to stroll towards likely back-to-back titles.

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