Formula 1 | Verstappen tears everyone up, Hamilton one step away from the abyss, but finishes 2nd
IMOLA, ITALY - APRIL 18: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) Red Bull Content Pool

F1 | Verstappen tears everyone up, Hamilton one step away from the abyss, but finishes 2nd

Max Verstappen demolished everyone today during the Imola Grand Prix, Hamilton seemed to be fighting for the first position, but a mistake cost him dearly, he ended up long in an attempt to overtake almost ending in the barrier, his race seemed to be compromised by now, BUT, here is the usual twist that goes all in his favor (his usual blatant luck), Bottas collides with Russell in a frightening accident that requires the red flag, Hamilton manages to return to the pits and fix the car in complete tranquility with a lot of tire change and nose and also time to recover. At the resumption of the race the British managed to catch all those in front of him (except Verstappen) finishing the race in 2nd 22 seconds behind the Dutchman, who thus moved to the top of the drivers’ standings.

F1 | Hamilton “I was lucky, but it won’t happen again”

Norris’ race was also splendid, keeping Hamilton behind him as long as he could and who finished the race on the highest step of the podium, ahead of an excellent Leclerc (by just 1.7 seconds) and a very good Carlos Sainz. In short, Ferrari certainly does not seem to be in contention for the world title, but certainly there has been an improvement compared to 2020 and is being felt.