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Hamilton: Verstappen 'rocket start' hints at Honda gains

Lewis Hamilton believes that Max Verstappen's blistering launch off the grid at the start of Sunday's Dutch Grand Prix points to Honda making significant gains with its power unit. Verstappen enjoyed a flawless start that allowed the Red Bull charger to comfortably outrun his arch-rival to the first corner, and his lead only increasing thereafter. Hamilton, whose own start was reasonably good, said that he was incapable of countering his rival's launch. "He was a rocket off the start, he was gone," said Hamilton. "Literally nothing we could do to answer that. They’ve made a big, big step forward this year with their engine. "You saw it last year, they weren’t the...
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