Racing out to a 63-point lead in the Drivers’ standings, Lewis Hamilton reckons it will be “pretty smooth sailing” to second World title for Max Verstappen.

Although the Scuderia have emerged as Red Bull’s main rival for this year’s title, it seems every step forward it followed by one backward.

Charles Leclerc made minor inroads into Verstappen’s lead at Silverstone and again at the Red Bull Ring only to throw it away at the French Grand Prix.

The Monégasque driver weathered the early pressure from Verstappen and, having seemingly ended his challenge, went and lost it at Turn 11.

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