Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win his 1st race of F1 2021 season

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Max Verstappen crossed the decorativeness enactment successful archetypal spot for Red Bull up of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and McLaren's Lando Norris successful the contention which was temporarily suspended suspended aft Valterri Bottas's accident.

Red Bull registered their archetypal  triumph   of the play   acknowledgment  to Max Verstappen (AP Photo)

Red Bull registered their archetypal triumph of the play acknowledgment to Max Verstappen (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Max Verstappen finished 1st up of Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris
  • Hamilton inactive leads the driver's title by 1 constituent from Verstappen
  • The contention was red-flagged connected thigh 34 aft a clang involving Valterri Bottas and George Russell

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won a chaotic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix connected Sunday to registry his archetypal contention triumph of the Formula One 2021 play up of his Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who inactive leads the driver's title leaderboard with 44 points.

Verstappen led for the bulk of the contention connected the bedewed Imola way with the Red Bull operator beating Hamilton by 22 seconds for the 11th triumph of his career.

Hamilton, who won the season-opening Bahrain GP past month, showed each his skills to marque his mode backmost up the tract aft falling arsenic acold backmost arsenic ninth pursuing an incidental conscionable earlier the halfway constituent of the race.

Lando Norris was 3rd successful his McLaren up of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

Hamilton started connected rod but was overtaken by Verstappen astatine the start. The British operator was moving a comfy 2nd until helium slid disconnected the track, done the gravel and into the partition connected thigh 31. He managed to instrumentality to the way yet but had fallen each the mode down to ninth.

A abbreviated clip later, Bottas and Williams operator George Russell were progressive successful a clang — which volition beryllium investigated aft the decorativeness — and the contention was red-flagged connected thigh 34 with debris from their cars scattered crossed the track.

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