Hamilton finished in fourth place, with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas taking second, while Lando Norris clinched an impressive third despite his penalty for forcing Sergio Perez off the track.
After nine races in the 2021 season, Verstappen has accumulated 182 points, 32 more than Hamilton.
“Amazing to be honest the car was unreal,” said Verstappen, who led from start to finish, as he did at the Styrian GP.
“On every set of tires we put on, it was really fun to drive. A great effort from the whole team. These two weeks here have been incredible.
Hamilton suffered damage to his car after driving on the exit curbs, but the biggest worry for the 36-year-old Briton is the dominance of Verstappen’s Red Bull car.
“We are miles from them [Red Bull]Hamilton told the F1 website. “They’ve made a lot of upgrades and we don’t have any, so we have to make them.
“I said before the race that it would be hard to beat Max. But it’s very frustrating to lose so much downforce at the back and lose second place today.
“I didn’t drive on the sidewalk any more than anyone else. [Without the damage] I would have been second, it would have been an easy second today. “
However, Mercedes CEO and Team Director Toto Wolff delivered a more optimistic assessment, saying: “This one is not over.”
“The damage was done on the outside of turn 10, [Hamilton] wasn’t running particularly hard on the sidewalk, so we have to find out why this happened, ”Wolff told the F1 website.
“We could see that the improvement over last week was actually understanding the car a little bit, we’re going to improve and be in the race again.”
The next F1 race is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18th.
“But if we bring that momentum to Silverstone, there is nothing to fear.”
Running 100 kilometers during Grand Prix weekends, sprint qualifying will give the winner three points to one point for third.
The new format will also be used at the Italian Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix later in 2021.
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