The 2021 United States Grand Prix turned out to be a spectacular race as both Mercedes and Red Bull participated in a battle of strategy with Red Bull team boss Christian Horner even calling it ‘a game of chess’ at one point.
Red Bull finally managed to come on top as Max Verstappen drove an impeccable race and the Red Bull Strategists managed to out-think their Mercedes Counterparts. Now, Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken his failure to get a P1 at the US GP as a positive thing, and in his latest tweet, he reckoned it is not over yet.
Heading into the 2021 United States Grand Prix, Verstappen and Hamilton were separated by a mere six points at the top of the table. However, Verstappen extended that lead up to twelve points now as he took the top step of the podium at COTA, and Lewis could only manage a second place, finishing around a second behind the Dutchman.
With only five races left in the season, the title is up for grabs and anyone could come out on top. And Lewis Hamilton made sure that everyone knows that he has definitely not given up on his quest for his eighth drivers’ championship by posting a picture of himself getting out of his car after the race at COTA. He captioned the picture “it’s not over!!”
It’s pretty evident that a driver like Lewis is not one to give up, and a twelve-point gap is nothing compared to the points that are up for grabs at the next five races. Even though he only had to settle with a second-place finish, Mercedes were much faster than the Red Bull on the straights and if the race went on for two laps more, It was almost certain that Lewis would have overtaken Max.
This is the first time since 2016 that Lewis is being challenged by any driver. The defending champion is desperate to hold on to the throne of F1 and make sure that his dominance remains.
However, Max Verstappen is a difficult contender to deal with. He made his F1 debut in 2015 when he was only 17 years old and has improved by leaps and bound ever since. Is it this year that he has finally reached the point where he is able to steal the F1 title from of Hamilton? We can only wait and watch.