Verstappen Leads Red Bull 1-2 As Ferrari Implodes At Home

Verstappen drove a flawless race scoring maximum points, closing the gap to the championship leader Charles Leclerc, who dropped the ball late in the race.

Red Bull drivers brought home a 1-2 finish helping the team close the gap to Ferrari.

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Red Bull drivers brought home a 1-2 finish helping the team close the gap to Ferrari.

The reigning world champion Max Verstappen put in a peerless performance in changeable conditions at Imola to lead Red Bull to a dominant 1-2. His teammate Sergio Perez overtook Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the start of the race while the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz Jr retired after colliding with the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo.

For the large part of the race Leclerc chased down Perez but after the second round of pitstops he started catching up to Perez but pushed too hard to spin into the wall. Thankfully the world championship leader managed to recover and head to the pits as he recovered to P6.


Lando Norris in the McLaren managed P3 while George Russell continued his peerless form for P4 while 7 time world champion Lewis Hamilton struggled to P14 in the Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas managed P5 for Alfa Romeo and Yuki Tsunoda managed an impressive P7 for the AlphaTauri.

Sebastian Vettel reeled the Aston Martin to P8 ahead of Kevin Magnussen who managed another top 10 finish for the Haas in P9. Lance Stroll also managed P10 as both Aston Martin cars finished in the points.

Esteban Ocon finished in P11 after his teammate Fernando Alonso had to retire in the 2nd lap of the race after extensive body work damage that exposed the engine of the car. Alex Albon was the lead Williams in P12 ahead of his teammate Nicholas Latifi who just managed P16. Pierre Gasly just managed P13 for the AlphaTauri in its home race.

Guanyu Zhou managed P15 for the Alfa Romeo while Mick Schumacher managed just P17 for the Haas finishing just ahead of the limping Ricciardo who finished P18 after his crash with Sainz on the first lap of the race.

Race Result – Emilia Romagna GP

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired PTS
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT 63 1:32:08 26
2 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT 63 +16.527s 18
3 4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 63 +34.834s 15th
4 63 George Russell Mercedes 63 +42.506s 12
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari 63 +43,181s 10
6 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 63 +56.072s 8
7 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT 63 +61.110s 6
8 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 63 +70.892s 4
9 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 63 +75.260s 2
10 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 62 +1 lap 1
11 23 Alexander Albon Williams Mercedes 62 +1 lap 0
12 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri RBPT 62 +1 lap 0
13 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 62 +1 lap 0
14 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 62 +1 lap 0
15th 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Ferrari 62 +1 lap 0
16 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 62 +1 lap 0
17 47 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari 62 +1 lap 0
18 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 62 +1 lap 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault 6 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 0 DNF 0

Driver’s Championship Standings After Round 4 – Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Driver Nationality Car PTS
1 Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 86
2 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing RBPT 59
3 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing RBPT 54
4 George Russell GBR Mercedes 49
5 Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 38
6 Lando Norris GBR McLaren Mercedes 35
7 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 28
8 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 24
9 Esteban Ocon FR Alpine Renault 20
10 Kevin Magnussen DENE Haas Ferrari 15th
11 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren Mercedes 11
12 Yuki Tsunoda JPN AlphaTauri RBPT 10
13 Pierre Gasly FR AlphaTauri RBPT 6
14 Sebastian Vettel GER Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 4
15th Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine Renault 2
16 Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1
17 Alexander Albon THA Williams Mercedes 1
18 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 1
19 Mick Schumacher GER Haas Ferrari 0
20 Nico Hulkenberg GER Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 0
21 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Mercedes 0


Constructor’s Championship Standings After Round 4 – Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Team PTS
1 Ferrari 124
2 Red Bull Racing RBPT 113
3 Mercedes 77
4 McLaren Mercedes 46
5 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 25
6 Alpine Renault 22
7 AlphaTauri RBPT 16
8 Haas Ferrari 15th
9 Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 5
10 Williams Mercedes 1

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