Hamilton really couldn't do better than P2
"Well done, guys. This was a tough one," Hamilton admitted after the race. Hamilton saw Verstappen come alongside on the first lap, but was able to hold on to second place at the start as teammate Valtteri Bottas was tapped into the lap by Daniel Ricciardo.
Hamilton was eventually unable to fight back for the win and saw Perez get closer and closer in his mirrors. Perez, however, could never mount a serious attack on Hamilton. "I gave everything today," Hamilton concluded.