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Lewis Hamilton wins exciting titanic battle with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian GP

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Valtteri Bottas was allowed to start the race from pole but Max Verstappen got away better next to him on the front row and overtook the Finn in the first two corners. Sergio Perez also passed Bottas moments later and Red Bull was immediately at the front of the race with both cars.

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Lewis Hamilton also had a very good start as he immediately overtook several cars from tenth place. Lando Norris immediately got a flat tire at the start when he tried to squeeze past the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton was already in third place after just five laps, a handful of seconds behind Max Verstappen. The seven-time world champion only had to tolerate Sergio Perez between himself and Verstappen.

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However, on lap 6 we got the safety car on the track as in the first corner Yuki Tsunoda torpedoed Lance Stroll, the Japanese seriously damaged his F1 car and there were a lot of debris on the track.

At the restart Max Verstappen waited a very long time to get on the gas but it was the only right choice to try to stay in the lead with teammate Sergio Perez as a buffer.

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A few laps later we got another safety car, although this time it was a virtual safety car. Mick Schumacher lost some debris when he smashed his front wing against an Alfa Romeo.

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We then had an intense battle between Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton for second. Both men switched positions a few times but Hamilton eventually managed to take second place in the race.

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Hamilton only had to tolerate Max Verstappen and on lap 26 they decided at Mercedes to pit Hamilton in the hope of performing a so-called ‘undercut’.

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Red Bull responded by calling in Verstappen a lap later and the Dutchman stayed on track just ahead of Hamilton.

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Halfway through the race, Verstappen was just over a second ahead of Lewis Hamilton. It looked like the harbinger of a lap-long battle for first place but at Red Bull they decided to call in Verstappen first this time so they could avoid an undercut from Mercedes and Hamilton.

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At Mercedes they decided to take a wait and see attitude with Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas already came in for their second pit stop.

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On lap 43 Lewis Hamilton came in for a new set of tires. Hamilton returned to the track somewhat behind Verstappen, but soon managed to close the gap with Hamilton.

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We then got into a titanic battle between Hamilton and Verstappen with the title rivals driving within about a second of each other for laps. On lap 48 Hamilton seemed to pass Verstappen but both men went off track. The admin of the F1 twitter account was also clearly too much.

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Race management was contacted at both Red Bull and Mercedes and ultimately the stewards decided not to investigate the ‘incident’.

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The two title rivals were therefore allowed to continue fighting on the track. It became a battle between Hamilton and Verstappen on the cutting edge.

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With just over ten laps to go, Hamilton managed to pass Max Verstappen. The Brazilian fans in the stands went crazy and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff also cried out in the Mercedes garage.

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Hamilton then managed to drive away from Verstappen without any problems and win the race. Max Verstappen finished second about ten seconds behind Hamilton while Valtteri Bottas completed the podium in the second Mercedes.

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At the end of the race Sergio Perez managed to set the fastest lap and thus take an important World Cup point from Hamilton and Mercedes. Due to his victory, Lewis Hamilton is closer to Verstappen in the championship standings to fourteen points.

More F1 news:Max Verstappen has to pay a fine of 50 000 euros himself: “Hopefully they will have a nice dinner with expensive wine!”Red Bull is astonished at Mercedes’ ‘amazing’ top speed: “They have found something”Mercedes after disqualification Lewis Hamilton: “If we see a piece of tape, we will also ask questions”Max Verstappen can handle pressure better than Lewis HamiltonVIDEO: Sebastian Vettel laughs at fine Max Verstappen: “I’m going to touch the rear wing, or is the front wing Hamilton only 25,000 euros?”

(F1journaal.be)

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