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Max Verstappen

Video: Verstappen claws one point back on Hamilton

In a championship battle that looks like it could go down to the wire, Max Verstappen claimed an extra point in Spain thanks his first fastest lap of the 2021 F1 season.

Verstappen Spain
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With victory no longer in reach after being passed by Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull opted to bring Max Verstappen in for a late pit stop in order to chase the fastest lap of the race.

Given the Dutchman found himself well ahead of Valtteri Bottas, there no reason not to try for the extra world championship point. It proved to be the right call, as Verstappen's 1.18:149 gave him the fastest lap of the race, a new lap record and more importantly another point.

Watch Verstappen's effort in the video below.

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