Mercedes duo Hamilton and George Russell enjoyed better performances last time out in Montreal but remain way behind their title rival Red Bull and Ferrari.
Verstappen is the current leader and has built up tremendous momentum recently, having won every race he has finished this season bar one. In contrast, Charles Leclerc’s early advantage has capitulated due to a series of issues.
We head to the British Grand Prix next, provings are pivotal in the title race this season. Last time out, Hamilton and Verstappen were involved in a high-speed collision and it promises to be filled with lots more drama.
Mercedes could replace Hamilton
Bernie Ecclestone has claimed that Mercedes chief Toto Wolff is “fed up” with Lewis Hamilton and is thinking of replacing the star. Hamilton has endured a miserable F1 season this year and is a lowly sixth in the Drivers’ Championship standings.