Lewis Hamilton reasserts Mercedes domination, Mick Schumacher enjoys his best race yet, Red Bull need more from Sergio Perez, and track limits row is the F1 equivalent of football’s VAR storm – SEVEN things we learned from the Portuguese Grand Prix

The Portuguese Grand Prix produced a similar looking story with Lewis Hamilton heading an easy race win in front of title rival Max Verstappen and team-mate Valtteri Bottas. From qualifying second on the grid, Hamilton endured a poor start to the race, admitting calling himself ‘an idiot’ following an early safety car where he briefly dropped behind third-placed Max Verstappen. But Bottas could not keep up on race day, with Hamilton breezing past to take the lead, while he even fell behind Verstappen late on to finish a highly dispiriting third. The Italian team showed good pace in qualifying with Carlos Sainz placed fifth and in with a shout of battling old rivals McLaren on race day. Sainz in particular struggling most on the compound after dropping all the way down to 11th and out of the points by the end of the race.

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