Max Verstappen wins Imola Grand Prix

Verstappen takes it home

Max Verstappen came out on top in what was an eventful weekend in the Imola Italian Grand Prix. The young Red Bull driver started to day in third place on the grid but that most definitely wasn’t where he finished.

Verstappen was able to take the lead right into the first corner with a sneaky move up the inside of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen proceeded to lead the race right until the end. The Red Bull has looked impressive in the first two races of the season but the team continues to lag behind the Mercedes.

Verstappen shares pictures of him celebrating his victory in this tweet.

Mistakes at Mercedes in Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton had an eventful day as he started in pole position. Hamilton lost part of his front wing into the first corner after a close quarters battle with Verstappen.

Things only went from bad to worse for the seven time world champion as on lap 31 he went off whilst attempting to pass a backmarker. Hamilton went into the wall and damaged his front wing allowing Verstappen to create an unassailable lead.

Remarkably Hamilton managed to drive his car back to the pit lane to replace his front wing. The rest of the race was a sensational recovery drive from the Mercedes driver which saw him finish the race in 2nd place.

The real drama of the afternoon came when Valtteri Bottas and George Russell collided in a battle for P9. The Williams was attempting to overtake the struggling Mercedes when the collision happened. Both drivers claim not to be responsible for the collision that red flagged the race.

The two cars were travelling at high speed down the straight when the Williams strayed a bit too far to the outside of the track. As a result of this, the Russell’s car went onto the wet grass and immediately veered into the Mercedes.

The two then went into the opposite wall before sliding all the way down the track through the gravel trap and into another wall.

Now Russell claims that Bottas made a sudden movement towards him causing him to adjust his position on the track. This is up for debate as it seems there was a slight movement by the Mercedes driver however, there was still enough space for Russell to have successfully completed to manoeuvre.

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