Hamilton may solely recuperate to complete fifth on the Turkish Grand Prix, whereas Verstappen was second to maneuver six factors clear within the standings.
The seven-time champion was quickest in qualifying at Istanbul Park however a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change put him again to eleventh on the grid.
Whereas Hamilton was dissatisfied to overlook out on essential factors within the title race, he was inspired by teammate Valtteri Bottas’ efficiency, who beat Verstappen by over 14 seconds.
“I don’t really feel any stress, I really feel very chilled,” Hamilton stated. “I don’t like dropping factors however that’s the best way it’s. I did every thing I may this weekend.
“Properly, we haven’t completed something to the automobile. So… I don’t actually know why that’s the case, I feel the 2 tracks we’ve pushed on have perhaps suited us a bit extra, however the automobile has been feeling good, it felt nice this weekend.
“Transferring forwards hopefully, Valtteri did an amazing job in the present day, if we will proceed to carry out like that over the following races it’ll be good for the crew, and if the automobile continues to carry out because it has this weekend that’ll be good for us.”
Regardless of Mercedes’ rumoured reliability gremlins with its energy unit, Hamilton doubts he should take one other grid penalty later within the season.
“I don’t actually give any vitality to it, it’s not my job to fret about that stuff,” Hamilton added. “I let the blokes give attention to that, my engine’s in good situation, my first engine I feel did 6 races, we nonetheless have engine two and I feel engine three remains to be there.
“So far as I’m conscious hopefully I don’t must however I can’t predict what’s up forward.”