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Ocon took away Verstappen's lead.

Martin Brundle shares his thoughts on Max Verstappen/Esteban Ocon incident

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The Formula One career of the young Dutch racing star Max Verstappen is still at a very early stage, but we have already seen enough from the young star to know that he will be a future World Champion and one of the greats.

At the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, Max showed exactly why he is so highly thought of by anyone who knows motorsport, with a sensational drive which should have led to him standing on the top step of the podium.

Unfortunately, though, this did not happen.

Verstappen was leading the race when lapped driver Esteban Ocon decided to make a lunge down the inside of Turn Two in a bid to unlap himself, which led to the two colliding and the Dutchman losing the lead and the race victory to Lewis Hamilton.

Following the incident, Max made his feelings perfectly clear, going after Ocon at the driver weigh-in, before then complaining in the cool-down room to Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen, and finally storming off from the champagne ceremony on the podium.

While some have suggested that Verstappen still has a lot of growing up to do, he has found some support from former F1 racing drivers Martin Brundle and Paul di Resta, who now work on TV for Sky Sports.

Brundle suggested that, while the Dutchman could have let the Frenchman unlap himself without any serious worries, he is still right to feel aggrieved.

Watch their thoughts in the video below.

Brundle even insisted that, were the two drivers racing for position, the lunge from Ocon was too wild and aggressive.

Di Resta then added that Max had made it perfectly clear to the Force India driver that he was not going to let him through, and that he should just remain behind him, claiming that Ocon should have seen this and been more sensible.

Whether you think Max Verstappen should have just let Esteban Ocon through, or that he was right to defend, one thing is for sure, it has certainly made for some great talking points.

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