"It definitely gives us a lot of confidence," said Hamilton.
"I mean, last year, at the same time, we were doing the same thing, but last year, I think we were three-tenths behind Max in qualifying or something like that and I came second, but he walked off with the win.
"So we're really just mirroring what we did last year, so we have to make some real big changes for next year."
Eyes on 2024
The 38-year-old also managed to snatch the fastest lap away from Verstappen as he crossed the finish line, providing further evidence that the gap to the 2023 constructors' champions is shrinking.
"Obviously in Bahrain earlier this year, they were 1.5s a lap faster than us, at least," Hamilton recalled.
"So the key is to make sure that is not the case in Bahrain [for the 2024 season opener]."
With F1 heading to South America this Sunday, Red Bull will be hoping that their drivers can string together at least a combined 35 points to break Mercedes' record for the most points won in a single season (765 in 2016).
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