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How Verstappen's Bahrain mistake can only make him stronger

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Max Verstappen lost out to Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix by a tiny margin, slipping off the track just as victory was within his grasp. But the painful lesson from defeat can only help Verstappen come back even stronger

He was suddenly on the outside line. He didn’t want to be, but circumstances had forced him here. Still, he had a chance to win a race he’d long led, if he got things right.

The cars came close together, then, an unexpected jolt. It sent him wide over the kerbs on the exit of the right-hander. Although a few laps of the race remained, his victory hopes vanished.

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Series Formula 1
Event Bahrain GP
Drivers Max Verstappen
Author Alex Kalinauckas