How Verstappen's dominance stole Hamilton's thunder

How Verstappen's dominance stole Hamilton's thunder

In Mexico, a team that had recently slid back into a clear third-best, an engine supplier maligned all year long and a driver who had been accused of being out of control in the first part of the year completed controlled a very demanding race

Max Verstappen was not a happy man after missing out on pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, the P2 marker board that he booted over with the nose of his Red Bull as he parked up at the end of the session was testament to that.

But after a fitful night of tossing and turning, during which he managed only three hours of sleep, he brought his A-game not just to win, but to control and dominate a race that presented very testing conditions and to upstage newly-crowned five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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