Lewis Hamilton believes the head-to-head battles with Max Verstappen that have lit up the start of the 2021 season will continue through the year, as Formula 1 heads to Portugal and round three this weekend. With Mercedes and Red Bull’s respective star drivers separated by a single point at the top of the championship with one race win apiece after two dramatic races in Bahrain and Imola, the stage has been set for a season-long championship duel. “I think this is really the first time in a long time that Red Bull have had a championship-winning car,” said Hamilton after finishing second to Verstappen at the wet-dry Emilia Romagna GP. “So I think it’s going to be close all the way through the year – and it’s just going to be, hopefully, more and more of these battles.” The Formula 1 Gossip Column F1 boss Domenicali with the latest on the calendar & future rules Add Sky F1 to your package for £18 extra a month Verstappen, who could take the lead of the world championship for the first time in his career if he beats Hamilton again this Sunday, said: “It’s great to be fighting against Lewis, Mercedes who,… Read full this story
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