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Ocon tried to unlap himself.

Lewis Hamilton gives Max Verstappen some words of wisdom

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There has been a lot of talk about young F1 driver Max Verstappen from the very first day he become a Formula One driver.

Everyone who know motor racing will tell you that the Dutchman has all the attributes to become one of the greats.

Earlier in the season, the young Red Bull driver came in for a lot of criticism for making a number of terrible decisions, which ultimately led to many suggesting that he was not yet mature enough to mix it with the best.

Since the mid-season break, though, Max has come back a different driver, showing the composure to remind people of the extreme amounts of talent he possesses.

However, at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, things did not quite go his way.

Verstappen was leading the race, but his tyres had started to fall off in a big way.

That led to lapped Force India driver Esteban Ocon, who was on much fresher tyres, showing much better pace and even catching the Red Bull.

Ocon stayed behind Verstappen for a couple of laps, before his team gave him the go ahead to unlap himself, which he decided to try to do.

This did not work out well, though, as he collided with the leader, causing him to spin off the track and hand the lead to Lewis Hamilton, who went on to win the race.

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil

In the cool-down room after the race, Max was talking to Lewis and Kimi Raikkonen about what happened between him and Esteban, when the British superstar offered him some pearls of wisdom.

Hamilton said to Verstappen, "but he is allowed to unlap himself," to which the Dutchman responded, "Yeah, yeah I know. But you can't crash into the leader."

It was at this point that the experienced World Champion offered some words of wisdom to the young prospect, telling him, "you had more to lose than he did. He had nothing to lose. You had it all."

And lose it all he did, well the win at least.

There is no denying that if this incident did not happen, then Max Verstappen would have won the Brazilian Grand Prix, so it is going to be interesting to see if Red Bull can give him the same pace for the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Topics:
Esteban Ocon
Max Verstappen
Kimi Raikkonen
Lewis Hamilton
Force India
Red Bull
Formula 1

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