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'Verstappen and Hamilton will undoubtedly meet in a duel in Baku'

'Verstappen and Hamilton will undoubtedly meet in a duel in Baku'

06-06-2021 09:02 Last update: 09:23


Looking ahead to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Formula One journalist Chris Medland sees a wheel-to-wheel duel between title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton as inevitable. He also predicts that this Grand Prix will increase the intensity of the fight even further.

In a column for the Official website of Formula 1, Medland looks ahead to what he believes will be another tough duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. "Even when there is another team in the mix in qualifying, it seems Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are destined to be close together on track."

The sports journalist sees the excitement that was missing in Monaco returning to the streets of Baku: "Monaco was the first time this season that they didn’t go wheel-to-wheel at some stage, and it’s likely they will again in Baku."

Exciting battle

"Both the teams and the drivers are so closely matched in the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship, respectively, that the intensity is already starting to grow. And it could go up another notch if Hamilton and Verstappen go wheel to wheel again on Sunday", Medland said.

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