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Max ‘never expected to undercut Lewis'

Max Verstappen admitted neither he nor his Red Bull team expected to leapfrog Lewis Hamilton at the first round of pit-stops in France. Despite having been 3.2 seconds behind the Briton before his stop, Verstappen's out-lap managed to see him overhaul the deficit as the Dutchman beat Hamilton into Turn 1 at the start of lap 20 at Paul Ricard. Having crucially earned track position, the World Championship leader later took an extra stop and reeled in his title rival in his final stint, overtaking Hamilton on the penultimate lap to take victory in an entertaining race. But his own fortune was something he did not see coming. “My out-lap was good but I didn’t expect the undercut to be so...
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