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Verstappen was doubtful of aggressive strategy

Austin race winner, Max Verstappen admits that he was highly doubtful that Red Bull's aggressive tyre strategy would pay off. Twice over the course of the race, the Austrian team chose to undercut rival Lewis Hamilton, with Verstappen first pitting on lap 10 and again on lap 29, while Hamilton pitted on laps 13 and 37. The first stop was particularly significant as Verstappen had lost the lead to his rival in the first corner, and undercutting the Mercedes allowed him to retake the lead when the world champion stopped. However, stopping so early the second time left him vulnerable as when Hamilton eventually stopped he re-entered the fray with tyres that were 8 laps fresher. This allowed...
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