Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins as Red Bull take constructors’ title

In the closing laps, Russell also lost out to Hamilton and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and dropped down to seventh, with Hamilton fifth and Sainz sixth. Russell and Hamilton left each other only the finest of margins as they battled through the early stages of the race. He was told that letting Hamilton by was “an instruction” but Russell then asked if Hamilton could give him the DRS to help fend off Sainz. Hamilton had already made a gap, but backed off to help Russell, to no avail as Sainz passed him down the pit straight with two laps to go.

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