53/57 Ricardo now has Gasly in seventh, and Bottas might as well.
51/57 Perez asks if his Racing Point team is awake. He turned into this racing genre after all that excitement at first.
50/57 Gasly will not be enthusiastic as he seeks to retain sixth place, on the advice of Team Alpha.
49/57 Will Hamilton dig for a chance to take the fastest lap? He has leeway to do that.
48/57 The lead is 27 seconds, as Verstappen finds himself in heavy traffic as he exits the pits. There’s a suspicion that he might have had a small tire problem, but a bonus point would be good for Red Bull and possibly his chance of overtaking Bottas.
47/57 Ten laps left, and Hamilton is calm in mastering the occasion.
46/57 Hamilton has advanced up to five seconds now, and so Verstappen sways, perhaps chasing the fastest lap. This brings an additional point. He is four seconds ahead of Perez and is now more than 22 seconds behind Hamilton.
45/57 Gasly Norris takes fifth, and this is the hottest fight out there at the moment. The Gasly Alpha Team has a tire dilemma. In the back, Vettel pursues George Russell. It was another bad day for Ferrari.
44/57 Bottas goes in, sprints away from Ocon to take ninth place. Finn has come a simple way to regain some pride from his disastrous day. The second day has begun, let’s remember.
43/57 Lewis Hamilton has now led 600 laps this season, with two more races remaining. This surpasses both his car and his Mercedes.
42/57 Hamilton led 3.4 seconds over Verstappen, unlocking a break or two.
41/57 Sainz quickly overtakes Leclerc, who then goes into the pits and falls 12th.
40/57 Sainz comes to the hole at McLaren, crying out angrily as he gets out and advancing Leclerc to eighth.
39/57 Norris pits, and thus drops from fourth place, which goes to Alex Albon. Perez returned to third place; He had an amazing day at Racing Point.
38/57 Between 10 and 11, Charlatans’ second album, as well as the Renault Ocon and Ricciardo battle, with Ocon holding 10th place. The latter is the driver who will stay next season and does a good job defending himself against the Australian, until he finally left him.
37/57 Perez, who has no leadership for next season, goes to the pits and his stay in second place did not last long. It dropped to fifth and Verstappen finished second again.
36/57 Hamilton digs, and continues to drive. He managed to pull off the set of tires that he was a little bothered with. There is a second advantage over Perez, but that will not continue.
35/57 Change strategy from Verstappen and Red Bull? It’s a mistake as the pit stop took more than five seconds, instead of two. Perez is in second place. Hamilton is approximately 24 seconds from Perez.
34/57 Verstappen still has the fastest lap but Hamilton is so used to leading these races that there is definitely not much of a way to come back to prevent something very strange from happening.
33/57 Hamilton went back over five seconds. Verstappen tries his best to keep in touch, and runner-up will help him on his way to second overall in the tournament with Bottas who is struggling today.
32/57 Bottas, who is back in 11th, appears to have a touch of sentiment, as he confronts Leclerc and claims the tenth from the Monegasque tyro.
31/57 Vettel reached 15th after surpassing Raikkonen. Will it improve his mood? Unlikely.
30/57 Sainz, Ricciardo, and Ocon, sixth, seventh, and eighth, are a battle in which Hamilton leads over five seconds. Norris is in fifth place. Verstappen sets the fastest lap.
29/57 Hamilton is using the outline of the path too much? Looks like this is what the Verstappen team told him. Some confusion about whether this is allowed.
28/57 Perhaps the most enthusiastic race was Alex Albon and Perez for the race for third place.
27/57 And the gap cuts a few tenths of a second between the front two.
26/57 Sainz takes Ricciardo to climb to seventh, and he will chase Ocon. Perez is 19 seconds plus Verstappen fps. This is a two-horse race, even though one horse is ahead of the other. Hamilton maintains his lead by four seconds.
25/57 Lando Norris uses his DRS to overtake Bottas in a row and take sixth place. Bottas has never been so much fun.
24/57 Charles Leclerc seems to be cruising in his Ferrari, with none of the usual tempo. He might have had the same problems as the still-furious Vettel, who is now 17th. Verstappen is close to leading Hamilton, but only partially.
23/57 Verstappen appears to want to go for this, according to word from his garage. And puts the fastest lap, as if to confirm his intention. The gap is less than five seconds.
22/57 Verstappen and Perez both, and Hamilton is back on top. Verstappen is back in second place. Carlos Sainz is third, but only briefly when Gasli overtakes the Spaniard, relegating to 11th. Perez is back in fourth.
21/57 Hamilton on medium tires. Ricardo has a drill in Antonio Giovinazzi and is allowed to take 11th place. Vettel enters and complains again about his car.
20/57 In Hamilton go, and for a decent Mercedes station. Verstappen is ahead, and Perez is second. Hamilton lurks resolutely in third.
19/57 Hamilton said he’s getting vibrations in his tires, and he’s gone after five seconds or so from Verstappen.
18/57 Renault, from Ocon and Ricciardo, have changed their tires. Hamilton is set to do the same.
17/57 Raikkonen and Potas are the battle of the moment with all the calm in the foreground.
16/57 Raikkonen puts George Russell in his sight, as lack of grip appears to be less of a problem for him.
15/57 Verstappen loses more time on Hamilton. A confrontation between them seems less likely. Raikkonen’s front wing is zipping away, and there’s no sign he’s coming yet. Bottas behind him in 14th place.
14/57 Hamilton continues to maintain the fastest lap, 2,416 ahead of Verstappen. Kimi Raikkonen has a damaged front winger at the same time in 13th place.
13/57 Kyvat was awarded a ten-second sentence for the Stroll accident. Vettel is back in 18th place and tells his team his car is not fit for purpose. Kevin Magnussen, in other Haas, is feverish.
12/57 Sainz performs a stunning passage for Leclerc, who fights back then finds himself severely restrained and is overtaken by Ricardo. Sainz and Leclerc might be fun next season.
11/57 Bottas is not happy, as he’s fighting 15th with Vettel, a fight that should be up front. Verstappen complains to his garage, too. “My car is jumps all over the place.”
10/57 This is a real race, and Leclerc may be under investigation for his clash with Kyvat, although this is quickly changed, and Kyvat appears to be being seen for his clash with Stroll.
9/57 We are racing, as the green light flashes. Hamilton flies away. Leclerc and Okon clash, and Okon grabs Leclerc in sixth place. Ricardo has a loophole in Leclerc, but he ended up losing eighth place to Sainz. Hamilton leads by a second lead.
7/57 The safety car rolls around, and drivers race to their positions, trying to warm their tires. It appears to be a wreck outside, and that caused Potas problems.
6/57 We are still safe in the car. Vettel’s anger appears to have been directed at his colleague Charles Leclerc, rather than Lance Stroll. They only have two other races together, so there’s no point in hiding the true feelings, maybe.
5/57 Kevin Magnusson, another Haas driver, lost his front wing and had to come in for a new wing. Everything happens. “Lance is fine,” said the Racing Point boss, now a man after a stroll.
4/57 It took some time for Stroll to get out of his cockpit and the safety car was back in session. There is a hole in Potas, as he enters and drops to 16th. Stroll and Vettel appear to have clashed, and Vettel complains to his people in the garage. He does not seem happy.
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