Until a few weeks ago, experts announced that Brazil’s Interlagos should clearly fit in with Max Verstappen and could have a small advantage in Lusail, Qatar. But in the end, it turned out to be very different and Lewis Hamilton was dominant on both tracks. Did you step on him to win the championship?
An amazing 2021 year in Formula 1. The weightlifting bowls tilt to one side and the other, but at the end of the season the defending champion from Mercedes appears to have better “weights”. Lewis Hamilton has great looks and an excellent car that his rival has not been able to face in the last two weekends.
The Dutchman in Qatar paid an extra for not respecting the double yellow flags, for which he was punished after qualifying. He lost 5 positions in the beginning and although he was responsible for this, he also hinted at the commissioners. “No surprises. I already knew last night that I would never receive a gift from them. Good,” Max Verstappen said after the race.
“I knew I was going to be punished and I was ready for it.” I continued. “I then learned that my judgment shocked and surprised me. I just had to focus and overtake more cars than I usually do. Fortunately, it turned out to be very good in the first round.”
Max Verstappen outperformed Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and Landa Norris in the first half, but then the problem came. He had to rest sharply because he almost collided with Fernando Alonso. That slowed him down for a while, but he was already second in the fifth round. However, he didn’t really have a victorious Hamilton. He rode his team and took control of the situation.
“We didn’t have the speed to match them. I tried to hold on to him and it turned out to be very good. We blocked him an extra stop and scored the fastest lap I’ve enjoyed. After all, it’s one point for good, and at the moment everything counts. It wasn’t our best weekend, but There are two more events ahead of us and a lot could happen.” Deadly Max Verstappen.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff spoke interesting words about the current situation. He is certain that a lion woke up in Lewis Hamilton and was responsible for the ordeal of fate at Interlagos. He was penalized for replacing the engine as well as for the illegal rear wing, but he kicked him more and he’s still the winner.
‘They woke up a lion in Interlagos on Saturday’ Toto Wolff confirmed. Brutal and cold-blooded. That’s the best that Louis has in her, and we’ve seen him in the past. I think it’s all about adversity. When things are against him, he can muster supernatural powers within him. It was the hostility towards Interlagos that caused it all. “.
However, Lewis Hamilton admitted that it is now relatively easy. “Thanks to the punishment the boys received for their mistakes on Saturday, it was much easier for me,” he said. advertiser. “The race was more straightforward. I checked the front, kept the car in a safe window, and tried to get there.”
Max Verstappen currently has 351.5 points, 8 points less than Lewis Hamilton. Only the last two events are before us: the Saudi Grand Prix in Jeddah and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.
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