Jolyon Palmer thinks Max Verstappen’s spate of minor driving errors this season should be put in context with the big mistake Lewis Hamilton made at Imola.

Verstappen trails Hamilton by eight points in the World Championship standings, but has arguably had the car to be ahead with the Red Bull looking at least the equal of the Mercedes over much of the first three race weekends.

However, the Dutchman has allowed opportunities to put more pressure on Hamilton to slip by. In Bahrain, his attempted pass for the race win was deemed illegal for exceeding track limits – an issue that also raised its head in Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, costing him pole position, and the race when Verstappen was denied the point for setting the fastest lap.

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