“I feel he’s a tremendous talent and I am enjoying racing with him. Do I agree with everything he does? It doesn’t even matter.
“What matters is that he does him and he will learn, and all I can control is what I do and how I handle things.
“Whatever happens at the end of the year we are going to be shaking hands and we will be back to fight again the next year.”
Hamilton also insists he’s had to avoid ‘certain scenarios’ with Verstappen to avoid something serious happening.
“Yes, I’ve had to back out of certain scenarios with Max because otherwise we are going to crash, and I’m just like, ‘I’ll beat him in another way,'” he said.
“I think, ‘If I can just survive this corner, I will challenge and fight him another way, stay close, use strategy and all these different things.’