In one thousandth, Russell’s race was ruined, when he was P10.
When it resumes, it’s going to be a sprint race. Right now the order is HAMILTON BOTTAS RICCIARDO LECLERC ALBON NORRIS PÉREZ KVYAT SAINZ
PÉREZ ENTERS BOXES. ALSO CARLOS AND KVYAT. CARLOS’S STOP IS A LITTLE SLOW, 3.6 “
In the replay we see how Max’s accident is not his fault. The left rear wheel has buckled.
BECAUSE WE HAVE THE TOUCH THAT THIS GREAT PRIZE WAS MISSING. ON LAP 52/63, VERSTAPPEN IS OUT OF RACE FOR A SLICE. ENTER BOXES VALTTERI BOTTAS, THEY PUT THE SOFT.
MAX HAS BLOWN THE TIRE. IT’S STANDING ON THE GRAVEL, IT’S OFF RUNNING. SAFETY CAR !!
KIMI RAIKKONEN HAS FINALLY STOPPED. The Iceman has been given the softs for these last 13 laps. He’s now P12, behind Russell.
Kevin Magnussen enters the pits and retires from the race. The Dane has complained a lot on the radio of pain in the head every time he went up gear. It has to hurt him a lot, because it is not normal for him to withdraw from the race.
15 LAPS TO THE FINAL: Carlos Sainz is in the same position in which he started the race: tenth. He now has Kvyat at 1.3 “, but the truth is that he is more than 20 laps behind the Russian.
45 laps later, Raikkonen still hasn’t made his pit stop. His rhythm is not bad at all. Now he is pressured by Pérez.
Bottas’ pace was so bad that now Verstappen has 13 seconds if he wants to get to Hamilton. Impossible, wow. If you do not have a problem with your car, this victory at the Emilia Romagna GP in Imola goes to Lewis Hamilton.
BOTTAS COMES OUT A LITTLE, AND MAX IS NOW VERY CLOSE …. MAX OUTSIDE … VERSTAPPEN GOES TO BOTTAS !! THE DUTCH HAS EXPECTED AN ERROR FROM BOTTAS, AND HAS COMMITTED IT.
VETTEL A BOXES: LET’S SEE WHERE IT GOES OUT … THE STOP IS SLOW, VERY VERY VERY SLOW! What a disappointment for Seb. 13 seconds in the box. He comes out just behind Giovinazzi, fourteenth.
Vettel and Raikkonen have yet to make their pit stop. When they leave, they will do it together with the group of Kvyat, Sainz and Norris. Will Seb come out ahead? Right now they are 26 seconds apart from Sainz, and about 27 seconds are lost in the pits.
Latifi already stops in the pits and takes to track P15, with only the Haas and Stroll behind him.