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Hamilton labels Verstappen's mistake as ‘perfect'

Lewis Hamilton was thankful for the 'perfect' Max Verstappen mistake which helped him on his way to victory at Portimao. An early Safety Car did Hamilton no favours as he dropped to P3 at the restart, leaving him with both Verstappen and team-mate Valtteri Bottas ahead in the lead to pass if he wanted that victory for himself. But in an opening stint where the trio traded the strongest pace back and forth, it was a tricky moment for Verstappen in the final sector which opened the door for Hamilton to close in and later complete a pass on around the outside at Turn 1. And after stripping Bottas of P1, Hamilton went on to control proceedings and wrap up a 97th win of his Formula 1 career....
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