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Published 09/08/2021, 5:47 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


It’s the final race of the triple-header; the Italian GP promises to be as entertaining as always. Max Verstappen regained the lead in the championship battle, while Mercedes holds on to its position, three points ahead of Red Bull. With a very compelling race ahead of him, Lewis Hamilton shared an update regarding what he has been doing to get into shape.

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Hamilton took a dip in the ocean to cool off from a heated Dutch GP. Using the waters to get in his cardio, Hamilton and his trainer prep for Monza. The champion shared on his Instagram: “perfect prep for this weekend. No time to rest!!” 

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The battle with Verstappen has become extremely close. For both players, the slightest error decides who sits on the top. As the scale can tilt either way, both drivers continue to stay on their toes to get the trophy at the end of the season.

A challenging battle for Lewis Hamilton

Much has been said about how Lewis has finally met his match in Verstappen. The most recent race at Zandvoort highlights the battle so far. There had been a lot of ups and downs, even off the track; yet somehow both drivers respect the battle on track.

Verstappen’s Red Bull thrived on Zandvoort’s tarmac while the Silver Arrows just couldn’t keep up. On a day where strategy played a crucial role, Red Bull reigned supreme.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the podium with champagne after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco

Hamilton praised Verstappen for the competition he presented. “Congrats to Max – they put an upgrade on at the last race and whoo–they’re quick!… I tell you he [Verstappen] was fast today. They were on another level today that I genuinely couldn’t answer really to most of those laps.”

Verstappen extremely impressed Hamilton with his drive. “Credit to him [Verstappen], credit to Red Bull, they were really faultless today.” The reigning champion even congratulated the Dutchman for his home win.

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The race in Monza would be a critical decider for the two rivals; with a win, either Verstappen increases his lead, or Hamilton climbs on top again. As the oscillatory results keep changing, it’s going to be a long road to the final round in Abu Dhabi. Till then, it’s 53 rounds of Monza.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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