"I don't think his team has been massively supportive of him," Hamilton said. "I wouldn't say team, because there's a lot of people, but one particular spokesperson has not been great in helping psychologically."
Horner: Perez has strong Red Bull relationship
Now, Horner has dismissed Hamilton's remarks and expressed doubts about their sincerity, particularly in light of Hamilton's earlier comments where he questioned the competence of Verstappen's past team-mates.
"It's very nice that Lewis has so much care and attention [for Perez] when he was questioning the validity of Max’s team-mate only a few weeks ago,” said Horner, as per motorsportweek.com.
"But look, there's always rumours that are circulating in this paddock, especially when there's very little to write about.
"[Perez] has a great relationship with the team, a strong relationship with his team-mate, and we want to see him finish second in the championship, which is something we've never achieved before, to have a one-two."
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