Meanwhile Verstappen, who has been struggling for pace all weekend, was looking to take the lead of the championship for the first time ever in his career.
However, the 23-year-old concluded today was just not their day.
“It was pretty decent, I had a good restart [after the Safety Car] and then of course I tried to put the pressure on Valtteri, but at the end I think we just lacked a little bit of pace overall so Lewis got by again, and then after the pit stop, the warm up is super hard on these tyres,” Verstappen said.
“But I think once we resettled in second, you could clearly see around here we were lacking a bit of pace compared to them [Mercedes].
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