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Hamilton claims Verstappen was significantly faster at high speed in Formula 1 in Austria.

Hamilton claims Verstappen was significantly faster at high speed in Formula 1 in Austria.
Hamilton claims Verstappen was significantly faster at high speed in Formula 1 in Austria.

Verstappen dominated the competition at the Red Bull Ring and emerged as the clear winner. According to Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen’s Red Bull car is significantly faster, around 12-13 km/h, in fast corners compared to the Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix. In qualifying, Verstappen beat Lando Norris by a significant margin, while Hamilton struggled behind his Mercedes teammate George Russell. Despite the changes to the car, Hamilton was still significantly shortchanged in the fast sections, where Red Bull excelled. Hamilton admitted that Mercedes lacked the necessary aerodynamic push and had not compromised in their setup. Verstappen’s dominant performance was a setback for Mercedes and Hamilton is unsure how to challenge Red Bull’s superiority. He acknowledged that a difference of half a second, as seen in this race, makes it more difficult for Mercedes to win. Hamilton also expressed surprise at Mercedes’ decline compared to their rivals as the race weekend progressed, speculating on possible factors such as fuel or engine strategy.