“According to Max, that was the sporting thing to do,” Marko told ServusTV. “He wasn’t even back on the ideal line when the call came that we should let Hamilton pass. I have no idea what would have happened if he hadn’t done that.
“He [Hamilton] was smart, because he let himself fall back on purpose until he caught up with Verstappen again.”
“His tyres were dead, but apparently he had a revival,” Marko added. “And because of the dirt on our tyres, a final offensive by Verstappen wasn’t possible.”