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Hamilton relished opportunity to race Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton said the chance to fight Max Verstappen for victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix was a thrill like no other a racing driver can have.

The two drivers had dominated the build up to the 11th race of 2019, with Red Bull boss Christian Horner playfully suggesting Verstappen is the best driver in F1 right now and Hamilton responding by saying he would happily have the Dutchman join him at Mercedes to prove himself in equal machinery. Fittingly, they duked it out for victory on Sunday, going wheel-to-wheel at one point before Hamilton and Mercedes won on a strategic masterstroke.