Brazil will host the third sprint this weekend for the 2021 season and Friday time trial Lewis Hamilton The fastest was ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. But the Briton was denied race time due to a violation of his car and was banished at the end of the field.
Verstappen race cuts and Bottas race cuts with soft compound tyres, and the softer tires also gave the Finnish driver an advantage: mercedes competitor He has already passed Verstappen at the start, in fact, a Red Bull Carlos Sainz also managed to pass the championship leader. Hamilton was already 14th at the end of the first lap.
Verstappen launched an attack against Sainz on lap 4, and at the end of the race was able to overtake the Spaniard, thus fighting back to second place.
On lap 8, Hamilton actually attacked Fernando Alonso and managed to pass the two-time world champion at the end of the finish line. Daniel Chaniardo chased down the Mercedes rider from 11th place. On lap 9, Lando Norris attacked Charles Leclerc Although Monaco defended its position vigorously, In the end he couldn’t keep up McLaren Young Titans.
Hamilton is in the top 10
On lap 13, Hamilton launched an attack on the finish line against Daniel Ricciardo and managed to hide next to the Australian in turn 1, where he finished 10th. He also chased defending champion Sebastian Vettel two laps later, and the next lap went smoothly alongside Esteban Ocon.
Verstappen was already within DRS distance on lap 15 Valtteri Bottas At the rear, the more durable composite medium tires became the Dutch feature.
Hamilton continued to catch up, also passing Pierre Gasly on lap 17, and came in seventh. Perez still couldn’t take Sainzcal in thirdWhile Verstappen was also stuck behind Bottas. Hamilton, on the other hand, is in the 20 round Charles LeclercHe also overtook the defending champion, coming in sixth. The British rider also managed to pass Lando Norris on the last lap.
In the end, Valtteri Bottas won the sprint Max Verstappen Carlos Sainz awarded the Finnish driver 3 points. With Lewis Hamilton finishing fifth, Verstappen was able to increase his lead by another two points in the World Cup. compound.
In Sunday’s race, Valtteri Bottas can start from pole position and Verstappen can wait until the red lights go out. Since Lewis Hamilton will be penalized for an engine replacement, he can only start the race from 10th place.
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