Responding to Alonso’s comments, Hamilton agreed it doesn’t make any difference whether you’re the hunter or the hunted.
“I would say I agree in the sense that I’m still a hunter,” added Hamilton.
“You’re hunting the whole year whether you’re ahead or behind, so it doesn’t really feel any different for me.
“We’re all hunting for that same goal right? Of winning races and winning championships, so I think we’re all hunters.”
Championship leader Max Verstappen suspects Mercedes will bounce back from a dismal Monaco – which the Silver Arrows left with just seven points from their two drivers.