SPIELBERG – It is a crisis at Ferrari: a contact between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel at the start of the Styrian GP, second race of the Formula 1 world championship, condemns both drivers to retire, at the end of a decidedly black weekend. Vettel started from tenth place on the grid, Leclerc qualified eleventh (he had been out of Q3 yesterday), but had been relegated by three positions due to a penalty for hindering Daniil Kvyat. The Monegasque left immediately aggressive and tried to slip between the cars, touching that of his teammate, immediately forced to retire. Leclerc then returned to the pits, but his Ferrari was too damaged to continue.
Unstoppable Hamilton, Mercedes brace
With the Ferraris out of play in the first laps, the world champion Lewis Hamilton, taken from pole and in the lead throughout the race, easily wins the victory, ahead of the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas, who had won on the same circuit last week , et althe Dutch Red Bull Max Verstappen. Fourth place for the other Red Bull of the English Alexander Albon who leaves behind the McLaren of his compatriot Lando Norris and the two Racing Points of the Mexican Sergio Perez and the Canadian Lance Stroll. Rounding out the top ten were Renault’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Renault’s Spanish Carlos Sainz and Alpha Tauri’s Russian Daniil Kvyat.
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