We thought he looked good last week, and dropped in that Max Verstappen might be about to spoil Lewis Hamilton’s bid for an eighth world title. This week there’s no ‘might’ about it. Verstappen completed resounding back-to-back wins at his Red Bull team’s home track in Austria on Sunday, scoring his fourth victory in five races and the first ‘grand slam’ of his career: pole position, leading every metre, victory and fastest lap to complete the perfect set. We’re only nine races in with 14 still to go, but even so – Hamilton knows he is facing the challenge of his life to claw this one back, and it might already be beyond him.
Seven talking points from the Austrian GP
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