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Max Verstappen taunts Lewis Hamilton after Mercedes push him close at US GP

“Of course, around here when you are not very confident under braking, you just don’t have the nice feeling under braking when you come off it. It can cost you quite a bit of lap time and it was a bit more difficult than I expected it to be. I normally never really struggle with braking so far in my F1 career, but it was definitely a bit of a problem.”

Hamilton himself was perplexed by the Mercedes strategy, while his team-mate George Russell had a disappointing weekend in Texas. “My guess is as good as yours,” the Brit replied when asked if pitting earlier would have given him a better chance of winning.

“I think we probably should have stopped before Lando because I was within undercut position. I don’t know why we didn’t. Then after that I came out another eight seconds behind and I had to catch up. It was really difficult to catch up and then I came out again another eight or 10 seconds behind [after the second stop]. That deficit was so hard to catch up each time. So we’ve got some work to do.


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