LEWIS HAMILTON was denied a crucial victory in the French Grand Prix as Championship leader Max Verstappen overtook him with just two laps to go.
In the end it all came down to strategy – and it was Red Bull and their Belgian driver who were left celebrating.
Hamilton made the perfect start to the race when he overtook pole-setter Verstappen instantly.
But then followed a real ding-dog battle that went down to when the teams decided to pit.
Both drivers complained about their tyres at various points in the race – but it was Verstappen’s radio that caused him the biggest issues.
At one point he was even told to adjust his headset – but the problem seemed deeper than that.
Nine laps before the end Verstappen overtook Valtteri Bottas to take second and provide a real threat to Hamilton’s dominance.
More to follow…
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