Mr Blis­ter

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A blis­tered front-left tyre pre­vented Max Ver­stap­pen from sus­tain­ing his fight with Lewis Hamil­ton in the clos­ing stages of the Ja­panese GP. The Dutch­man piled the pres­sure on over the fi­nal few laps, just fail­ing to find a way past when they came across back­mark­ers. “We were man­ag­ing the tyres, pretty much from lap 35,” said Red Bull boss Chris­tian Horner. “A blis­ter on the front-left was get­ting wider. So we asked Max to hold a gap. It was a bit un­lucky at the end as he got onto Lewis’s gear­box. Whether he could have passed is one thing, but it would have been dif­fi­cult.”

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