Asked about the decision following practice on F1's first visit to Qatar, Hamilton replied: "I don't have any thoughts on it because I wasn't a part of it and I have been focusing on trying to do my weekend."
On whether he would be able to race wheel to wheel with his title rival, Hamilton commented: "No clue. At the moment, I am a little bit slow so I will try and figure that out tonight."
Hamilton finished second practice at the Losail International Circuit over four-tenths of a second adrift of team-mate Valtteri Bottas and slower than Verstappen and Pierre Gasly.
"I don't even know how big the gap is but I am off so I am definitely not close," he added.
On the circuit challenges, he said: "Driver wise, it is okay. It is all high-speed corners so it is not physical but the track is quite nice, no real issues.
"There was a bit of damage from riding kerbs but nothing too serious hopefully."
In FP1, Hamilton had complained of being down on power initially before damaging his front wing after running over a kerb.
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