Verstappen's RB18 dominated the sport this year as he cruised to his second consecutive Drivers' Championship with four races left on the F1 calendar.
Hakkinen, who worked with Newey during the engineer's McLaren days, reckons the Brit once again showed he is one of the best in the business when it comes to developing bleeding edge F1 cars.
"I am very happy for Red Bull's technical boss Adrian Newey," Hakkinen wrote in his column for Unibet.
"It was thanks to his work at McLaren that I had great cars with which to win both my World Championship titles and he is still winning at Red Bull all these years later.
"He really is the most successful designer in F1 history, and although I know he has a great team of design engineers working with him, his technical leadership is just brilliant.
"Even during Mercedes' dominant years, Red Bull remained competitive and it's amazing to see Adrian's team take advantage of this year's new regulations to win another title. Congratulations to him."