2021 Portuguese Grand Prix
- Sunday, May 2, 2021
- Heineken Grande Premio de Portugal
- F1 World Championship
Max Verstappen fell foul of track limits again and made a crucial error in his fight with race winner Lewis Hamilton
Fine margins could well prove decisive in this year’s championship battle, and Max Verstappen will rue being on the wrong side of them as he leaves Portugal.
On Saturday, it was an unexpected snap of oversteer that forced him wide at Turn 4 that was to blame, causing his first lap to be deleted in Q3 and losing him a time that would have proven good enough for pole.
Then in the race, two moments at Turn 14 stood out, each costing him against the two Mercedes drivers in different ways.
Circuit - Portimao
Permanent road course
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m18.750, 132.160 mph, F1, 2020
First Race2009 Algarve A1GP