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THE STRATEGIST: Could Norris, Hamilton or Leclerc have beaten Verstappen in Austin with a different strategy?

Former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy

Bernie Collins
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AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 21: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the Oracle Red Bull Racing

Despite winning the 19-lap Saturday Sprint in Austin by 9.4 seconds, Max Verstappen struggled throughout the Grand Prix itself, complaining of issues with brake performance – and only finished 2.2 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton in P2 (before the Briton's disqualification).

So could any of the chasing pack have beaten the Dutchman on the day had they employed a different strategy? Former Aston Martin strategist Bernie Collins takes a look at the data to find out...

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