Lewis Hamilton got Mercedes call wrong but still tipped to beat Max Verstappen to F1 title

And, incredibly, 81 per cent of fans who responded to our poll think the Mercedes driver may have finished higher if he had pitted earlier.

Despite Hamilton’s disappointment in Turkey, readers are still backing Hamilton to win his record-breaking eighth F1 title of his career.

But it’s anything but a forgone conclusion, with just over 52 per cent of fans tipping Hamilton for success.

Red Bull’s Verstappen, meanwhile, has been backed by just under 48 per cent of readers to claim his maiden title.

After the Turkish race, Hamilton responded to reports that he was ‘furious’ with his team for forcing him to pit.

“As a team we work hard to build the best strategy possible but as the race progresses you have to make split decisions – there are so many factors constantly changing,” Hamilton said.

source: express.co.uk