“I was very excited for him at the beginning of the season, because he was driving so well,” Hamilton added. “I even think that at some point he led the drivers’ championship and I thought ‘we are finally seeing the best of Checo’, but it’s a very long year and a very long season.
“This is a very demanding sport, but what I can highlight most about Perez is that he always recovers, gets up, and keeps trying."
Later, Hamilton likened his own positive experience at Silverstone to what Perez will expect in Mexico City this weekend, believing a home race makes drivers even more 'motivated'.
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