F1 Emilia Romagna GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Megan White

Summary

  • Max Verstappen wins the F1 Emilia Romagna GP
  • Hamilton came P2 with Norris in third
  • Vettel retires with a gear box issue
  • Tsunoda handed five second penalty for track limits
  • Race restarted from a rolling start after it was red flagged after Bottas and Russell crashed out

Leaderboard
1. Verstappen, Red Bull
2. Hamilton, Mercedes
3. Norris, McLaren
4. Leclerc, Ferrari
5. Sainz, Ferrari
6. Ricciardo, McLaren
7. Stroll, Aston Martin
8. Gasly, AlphaTauri
9. Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo
10. Ocon, Alpine

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11:24 Thanks everyone for joining us - and as always, we'll be back for the Portuguese Grand Prix in two weeks' time! Take it easy.
11:24 And here's the report from a thrilling Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/emilia-romagna-gp-race-report/6331463/
11:23 "Ferrari - Official Toast of F1"

 

11:21
 
11:18 Just a little bit dramatic, wasn't it?
11:16 Norris: "We opted to go on the softs on the restart, we had good pace for the first 10-15 laps but I knew I was going to struggle."
11:15 "I didn't know whether or know I'd be able to overtake, but I had some really fun battles," Hamilton explains, having to make a recovery on the restart.
11:13 "It was very hard to stay on track to be honest, it was very slippery!" says Verstappen.
11:10 The McLaren personnel are elated with Norris' podium, vindicating the decision to swap him with Ricciardo earlier on.
11:08 Leclerc and Sainz collect a nice haul of points for Ferrari - as Ricciardo holds off from Stroll and Gasly! Raikkonen gets ninth, as Ocon gets a point for Alpine in P10.
11:07 Hamilton, after his earlier off, recovers second place - as Norris completes the podium with his second McLaren podium!
11:06 And Max Verstappen comes around to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at an absolute canter!
11:06

Vettel, who started this race from the pitlane, will not see the chequered flag as he is told over team radio to retire on the penultimate lap.

11:05

Mazepin, who is two laps down in this race, has had a spin somewhere in the middle sector but has got going again. As you were.

11:05 It's the final lap.
11:03 Hamilton does a 1m16.702s on that lap to provisionally snatch the fastest lap point away from Verstappen.
11:03 "He was too quick for me," Norris reports. Hamilton's 20s behind Verstappen now.
11:02 Hamilton, however, finally clears Norris into turn 1, sweeping around the outside of the orange machine.
11:02 Norris reports clutch slipping in the middle of the corners. He's told he's knocking a steering wheel paddle, so he's got to keep his hands off.
11:01

Gasly takes the bumpy route around Rivazza as he runs wide and bounces over the gravel. That allows Stroll, who he had been catching, to escape up the road in seventh.

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