However, following the race, Christian Horner said that Mercedes had made a "big stride" with their power unit, giving them a straight-line speed advantage over Red Bull.
Turkish Grand Prix Hamilton heads into Sunday’s race with a two-point advantage over Verstappen in his quest for a record-breaking eighth world crown.
Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix, his Alfa Romeo team and the race organisers announced on Saturday.
"It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things" : Raikkonen
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will continue their immensely successful partnership in Formula 1 beyond this season, with the reigning seven-time world champion signing a two-year contract that will keep him in F1
Max Verstappen extends his championship lead to 18 points
Max Verstappen finishing just ahead of FP1 leader Valtteri Bottas and his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen claims Monaco victory over Sainz and Norris.