Expectations were high for the opening price in Bahrain. And those expectations were more than met. Hamilton won, but had all the trouble in the world to keep Max Verstappen from winning. “It didn’t go great”, Hamilton begins his story. “I really struggled to control the rear of the car. At one point I was sure that Max was going to come near me.

“I really thought it was going to be impossible to keep Max behind me. Fortunately, he took a few turns very wide, which made it difficult for him to get closer. After a mistake I thought it was over, but I still managed to win ”, says Hamilton.

The Briton had a hard time beating Verstappen and his Red Bull, but the world champion is satisfied after this first race weekend: “I have loved every second over the past few days. We know that as a team we still have a long way to go. ”

Hamilton immediately followed by Verstappen.
Hamilton immediately followed by Verstappen. © Photo News

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