After about twenty minutes of stop the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix restarts for the third time with the Alpine on pole in front of Hamilton’s Mercedes and Verstappen’s Red Bull who accepts the “proposal” of the race direction to avoid the investigation. ‘Dutchman who at the second start had cut a curve to pass in front of the Mercedes. Verstappen prevails at the green light and at the first corner is ahead of Ocon and Hamilton. Behind the Ferraris of Leclerc and Sainz, tenth and eleventh.
After about a quarter of an hour of stop, the Saudi Arabian GP restarts with a new start from the grid where Verstappen’s Red Bull starts from pole position. At the green light, everything happens but the Dutchman keeps the lead in front of the Mercedes of Hamilton and Verstappen. Immediately after the accident at Mazepin’s Haas and Perez’s Red Bull, the new red flag. Russell’s Williams also out of action. Race interrupted.
On lap 10 of the Saudi Arabian GP, the Haas of Mick Schumacher reassured the garage via radio: “I’m fine, sorry for the accident”. First the safety car enters the track and then the race direction decides to display the red flag by suspending the race to repair the barriers destroyed by the accident. With the safety car, the Mercedes stopped taking advantage of the moment, Verstappen’s Red Bull pulled straight ahead and took the lead. Bottas slowed down in front of Verstappen, before entering the pits: possible a penalty for the Finn from Mercedes
Regular start of the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in the history of Formula 1. Starting from pole, Lewis Hamilton takes the lead in front of his teammate Bottas and the leader of the World Championship Verstappen on Red Bull. Leclerc’s Ferrari holds the fourth position at the start. Thirteenth Sainz’s other Rossa who started fifteenth.
Source From: Ansa