Esteban Ocon pounced on the chance to score his first F1 win, keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay while his team mate leant a hand further back.
Red Bull fumed as Lewis Hamilton shrugged off a 10-second time penalty for a first-lap collision with Max Verstappen to win the British Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen dominated the Austrian Grand Prix as Lando Norris, rather than Sergio Perez, proved the biggest obstacle to Mercedes.
Max Verstappen stuck his Red Bull on pole and drove away from the competition, beating Lewis Hamilton in a style familiar from the Mercedes driver’s many title wins.
Max Verstappen gifted the lead of the French Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton at the start. He reclaimed it thanks to his team’s smart strategy.
Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel were the big winners in Baku, though their team mates were fortunate to walk away from a pair of shocking crashes.
A superbly controlled drive by Max Verstappen to win in Monaco and take the championship lead was the perfect riposte to Lewis Hamilton’s jibe earlier in the week.
Max Verstappen led 54 out of 66 laps in Spain, but Mercedes’ preparation meant there was a sense of inevitability about Lewis Hamilton’s eventual win.
Lewis Hamilton pounced on a momentary error by Max Verstappen to grab his second win of the season in Portugal – and didn’t let his rival forget the mistake afterwards.
Despite being lapped at one stage, Lewis Hamilton ensured he kept the championship lead as Max Verstappen won a wet and wild Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
It took the combined effort of Lewis Hamilton’s peerless racecraft and sharp Mercedes strategy to deny Max Verstppen’s rapid Red Bull victory in Bahrain.