Mercedes replacement after the race
Lewis Hamilton finished 13th today and moved up due to a time penalty by Esteban Ocon. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff apologized to the seven-time world champion after the race.
Wolff said: “I’m sorry for what you had to go today, I know it couldn’t be controlled. It was a terrible race.
“Don’t worry, Toto.” “Just work hard,” Hamilton replied.
“We’ll get out of this,” Wolff added.
Perez’s thoughts on Red Bull 1-2
“It was really intense! We fought the fight from the middle of the race, then it was already under control, but then they started chasing us again and it was again a fight to warm up the tires.
“The most important thing today is not to make mistakes, because under these conditions it was so difficult to get 1-2 under these conditions.” I think it’s a great result for the team.
“We were unlucky in the beginning, it was so hard for us.” I am very glad to see everyone on my team smiling today.
“That’s the goal.” [wins] but today is a great day for the team, we still have to keep working, there are still a few things we need to improve to get closer to victory. But I’m glad Max got it today. “
Verstappen’s reaction to a perfect weekend
“It’s always hard to achieve something like that, but we were there yesterday and the day before and it looked like a strong weekend.
“Today, you never know how competitive you will be with the weather. As a team we did everything well and I think this 1-2 is very well deserved.
“Start was of course very important, but also an assessment of the conditions and when to switch to slick tires. You always have to dictate the pace in the management and everything was well managed. “
The result in full
Verstappen, Perez, Norris, Russell, Bottas, Leclerc, Tsunoda, Vettel, Magnussen, Stroll, Albon, Gasly, Hamilton, Ocon, Zhou, Latifi, Schumacher, Ricciardo.
Alonso and Sainz, the two riders did not finish.
Sainz dropped out of the race in the opening lap, Leclerc turned late when he had a comfortable third place in his hands.
It’s a race in Imola that Ferrari will forget, which can’t give home fans something to encourage.
Norris praises McLaren on the podium
“A wonderful week for everyone. It’s nice to see how much we’ve turned it around. I’m proud of you all. “
MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX!
Perfect afternoon for Verstappen, who ran the race from start to finish. And in Ferrari, it’s Red Bull 1-2, Perez returns home second.
Norris finished the podium, a great weekend for McLaren despite Ricciard’s problems today.
Russell finished fourth, which is another great result for him in this Mercedes. Bottas fifth, Leclerc sixth.
62/63: Norris just a few laps from the next podium, so far this afternoon he has stayed perfectly out of trouble.
For now, Russell is just holding on and doing everything to make the car as wide as possible.
Here Leclerc … walks around Tsunoda comfortably. By the sixth and that’s as good as it gets.
61/63: Leclerc flies towards Tsunoda, the gap is under two seconds.
Bottas right behind Russell … The Mercedes man defends well. And Leclerc is now a second away from Tsunoda, he should do it before the end of the race.