The US Grand Prix was regarded as a ‘game of chess’ after Red Bull and Mercedes both used their different strategies in order to put-race each other in the championship battle. However, it was the Austrian team who came on top as their ace driver Max Verstappen won a thrilling one-on-one battle with Lewis Hamilton during the last laps. Moreover, Sergio Perez’s spot on the podium helped Red Bull close the gap to Mercedes to only 23 points in the Constructor’s Standings too.
With Mercedes being deemed as the favourite to win the race at COTA, it was Red Bull whose performance kept on improving every successive day. In addition, both their drivers starting the race on Sunday from the front row ensured a better result than expected. However, as the seven-time world champion trails the Dutchman by 12 points now, he has issued a motivating message to his fans as the 2021 Formula 1 action heads for its next chapter, Mexican Grand Prix.
What was opinionated by Lewis Hamilton?
Just when Hamilton’s fans were depleted after yet another loss to Verstappen. He posted a picture coming out of his car at COTA, captioning it, “It’s not over!”
With only 5 more races to go, Lewis Hamilton will be aware to pull off a victory anyhow against the Red Bull pair. The Austrian team and its drivers are favourites to win the next race, but the reigning world champion is known to cause upsets and fetch results in his bag against all odds. Moreover, what better time, than the business end of the season in order to take back the lead? Keeping aside all speculations it is safe to say that a 36-year-old driver is having a tough time in the championship battle yet he seems in no mood to give up anytime soon.
Will he be able to come out on top at Mexican Grand Prix? Remains to be seen. But it is safe to say that the ace Briton driver, will be requiring the help of his teammate Valtteri Bottas in order to claw his way back in the championship race.