And Hamilton got fed up ...

Hamilton wanted to end Verstappen's streak

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Hamilton wanted to end Verstappen's streak. I needed it. A new victory for the World Cup leader would have been decisive in his particular fight for the title. Much more than points, honor was at stake. It would have meant defeating the champion at home, before British fans who flocked to Silverstone to witness the resurrection of their idol. Already on Saturday the Dutchman hit the English waterline again with his triumph in the short race (the experiment was not bad at all, by the way) and history could not repeat itself at the moment of truth, the day of the big loot points. So they both took the first round as an all or nothing, kill or be killed. You could see it coming and what had to happen happened…

None of them had the slightest intention of giving in. So Verstappen ended up against the wall (and in hispital for recognition) and Hamilton sanctioned. They had their penance in what I would call a racing set, two drivers seeking glory at a defining moment of the season. Greater responsibility for Lewis, I would say, and greater detriment to Max, in a denouement that compresses the positions at the top of the points table. The Mercedes star showed, once again, why it has been for so many years. Not even a 10-second penalty served to dynamite his ambition, his desire to show off to his compatriots and, above all, remind his young rival that his aspirations to the title are real, although, of course, it will not be easy for him to achieve them.

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