2021 Portuguese Grand Prix race report: Hamilton wins game of fine margins against Verstappen

2021 Portuguese Grand Prix

Max Verstappen fell foul of track limits again and made a crucial error in his fight with race winner Lewis Hamilton

Race Winner
Country
Portugal
Circuit
Round
3
Laps
66
Pole
Fastest Lap
Bottas , 1m 19.865s
2021 Season
Past Results

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.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Portimao

Country

Portugal

Location

Portimao, Algarve

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.891 (Miles)

Record

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m18.750, 132.160 mph, F1, 2020

3,187

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