Max Verstappen continued his impressive season with a victory in the Sao Paulo sprint race, leaving Lando Norris in second place. However, Lewis Hamilton's chances of winning Sunday's Grand Prix seem slim after a disappointing seventh-place finish, which he described as "horrible." Toto Wolff, Hamilton's boss, called it a "bruising day."
Verstappen dominates sprint race
Verstappen celebrated another win in Sao Paulo, cementing his position as a top contender this season. The sprint race saw Norris start on pole position but quickly overtaken by Verstappen. Despite a strong start, Norris couldn't catch up and settled for second place behind Verstappen's Red Bull.
Hamilton's struggles and frustration
Hamilton finished in seventh place after a challenging race. He expressed his disappointment, citing balance issues and struggling with the car's handling. Hamilton also admitted to having no tires left towards the end of the race, leaving him uncertain about how to improve for the Grand Prix.
Wolff puzzled by Hamilton's performance
Toto Wolff, Mercedes boss, couldn't understand Hamilton's poor result and acknowledged that the team needs to reflect on their strategy. Wolff mentioned the car's lack of balance and the challenge of finding the right setup as factors that contributed to Hamilton's difficulties.
It remains to be seen if Hamilton can turn things around for the Grand Prix, but with Verstappen's dominant performance, the competition will be fierce.