Verstappen leads Hamilton by eight points with two races left this season
Defending champion Hamilton trails Verstappen by eight points in the Fórmula 1 drivers’ standings with two races left this season.
The Briton and the Dutchman have clashed on the track more than once this season, mas 2007 world champion Raikkonen has said the pair’s rivalry is nothing unusual for a title race.
“[Isto é] less [intense], com certeza, because I’m not involved,” the Finn said, per GP Fans.
"Para mim, it doesn’t matter. Whoever has the most points at the end of the last race [vitórias].
“Honestly I think everyone that gets close is always going to be in a lot of tight battles, and one will be upset one day and the next another day.
“But I think a lot has been written about it and making a big story out of not so many things in my view, but that is I guess F1 or the media.
“A lot has been written on something that’s made much worse than it actually is.”
Seven-time champion Hamilton is seeking to go one clear of joint-record-holder Michael Schumacher on eight titles.
The Mercedes driver’s Red Bull rival Verstappen, Enquanto isso, is aiming to win his first drivers’ championship.