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Lewis Hamilton expects another head-to-head battle with Max Verstappen ahead of the Portugal Grand Prix. With Mercedes and Red Bull’s respective star drivers separated by a single point at the top of the championship with one race win apiece after two dramatic races in Bahrain and Imola, the stage has been set for a season-long championship clash.
“I suspect Red Bull will be quite strong in Portimao, so it will be another big challenge and a good race,” the Briton is quoted by the Portuguese Ojogo.
Last year Hamilton didn’t start the Portuguese Grand Prix in the best way. He lost the lead in the first few laps of the race in changing conditions.
Hamilton explains how he managed to win the race: “The key to that performance in Portugal was to stay calm and not make any mistakes. I couldn’t give up and had to find my rhythm. To start by taking it easy and then focus on pushing.”