F1 GP Spain, the statements of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

F1 GP Spain, the statements of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen
F1 GP Spain, the statements of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Great satisfaction for Lewis Hamilton after victory number 98. The Mercedes driver on the pit stop who decided the race: “A gamble that paid off”. Realist Max Verstappen, who has to settle for second place after leading a good part of the race: “We have grown a lot but we are not yet at the level of Mercedes”

Lewis Hamilton appears visibly satisfied after his third win out of four races this season. The British Mercedes driver expressed his applause to the team, author of a true masterpiece when he decided to opt for the second stop. “It was a gamble to decide to stop for the second pit stop but this strategy paid off. It wasn’t what we had foreseen before the race but we knew it could be a scenario – says Hamilton who then adds a curiosity – I was torn whether to follow the team in the choice of the second stop but in the end I followed the indications of the wall. We are a great team “.

Max Verstappen realista

Different point of view for Max Verstappen, who is not surprised to have finished in second place after leading the race for 55 laps: “I tried everything but it wasn’t enough, I realized I had no hope for victory when they they made the second stop “. The Dutch driver, at the 100th Grand Prix with Red Bull, then analyzed the current state of his team: “We are improving more and more but we are not yet at the level we would like”.

F1, SPAIN GP: ARRIVAL ORDER

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
6. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
7. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
8. Lando Norris (McLaren)
9. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
10. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
12. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
13. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
14. George Russell (Williams)
15. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
16. Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
17. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
18. Mick Schumacher (Haas)
19. Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
20. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), retired.

World ranking

1. Hamilton 94 pounds
2. Verstappen 80
3. Bottas 47
4. Norris 41
5. Leclerc 40
6. Perez 32
7. Ricciardo 24
8. Sainz 20
9. Ocon 10
10. Gasly 8
11. Stroll 5
12. Alonso 5
13. Tsunoda 2

May 9, 2021 (change May 9, 2021 | 19:07)

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