Mercedes had pitted in the safety car period ahead of the red flags being ordered, allowing championship leader Max Verstappen to take the lead and swap tyres without needing to make a pit stop.
Hamilton was left fuming on the team radio, constantly asking his team just why the red flags were required
After Hamilton seemingly dropped more than the obliged 10 car lengths behind his rival in the build-up to the second start, the Briton took the lead into turn one only to see the Dutchman cut across the second corner to retake position.
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