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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, walks away from his damaged car
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Formula 1 Italian GP
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How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton

OPINION: The Italian GP clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen followed a running theme in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight. Their close-quarters battles have often resulted in contact - and although Hamilton has shown a willingness to back off, Verstappen must learn to temper his aggression

Before the start of the 2021 Formula 1 season, the only question mark over Max Verstappen’s championship credentials was whether, with something to lose, he could rein himself in.

We knew he had the speed, the team behind him, the wet-weather skills, the consistency – everything except the experience of fighting for a title and sometimes not going for a half-gap.

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