Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has vowed not to give up fighting for the world championship this season, after losing the lead of the championship to Lewis Hamilton off the back of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Verstappen has had two disastrous weekends after building up a healthy lead over the seven-time world champion, with a DNF and a ninth-place finish, with any potential results hampered by two separate Mercedes incidents.
During the British Grand Prix, Verstappen, who had a 33 point lead coming into the weekend, collided heavily with Hamilton on the opening lap of the race, hitting the barriers hard.
Hamilton picked up a 10-place time penalty for the incident but went on to win in front of his home fans, cutting the deficit to just eight points heading to Hungary.
Verstappen was then caught up in another first lap tangle, this time Valtteri Bottas got out of shape into the first corner in Budapest, wiping out Lando Norris, Sergio Perez, with Verstappen picking up heavy damage to the right side of his barge board.
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