That has to be the most chaotic, haywire and crazy race in recent memory. Safety Cars, debris, great racing, everything was there!
While the two title protagonists fell down the top step for a Saftey reason and dangerous driving. Suddenly we were all in for a crazy race within the race.
Ahead of everyone after the red flags Ricciardo comfortably led and won his 5th race.
It was a crazy race indeed with Bottas P2 after being last at the start of the grand prix having tangled with Raikkonen. Having 12 seconds to bridge between him and Stroll in 10 laps, the Finn took the place on the last lap just before the finish line.
But the driver of the race has to be and did go to Lance Stroll who kept himself clear of all the chaos and ran as high as P2. It probably was a lot to ask against the Mercedes but nevertheless, the kid scored the podium and the record of the youngest rookie to score a podium.
Vettel held on against Hamilton to finish 4th and a race where he was set to lose points to Hamilton, he actually gained a few. But surely 4th was a far cry for the German who should have won this race had he kept his aggression in check a little bit and not banged wheels with Hamilton reasoning that Hamilton brake checked him causing the German to bump into him and lose chunks of his front wing which incurred him 20 seconds penalty.
Hamilton finished P5 behind Vettel, his race undone by a faulty head protection device as the repair cost him the lead and he spent a good 20 laps chasing the gearbox of the Number 5 Ferrari but couldn’t overhaul it.
P6 was Esteban Ocon who may have scored some good points for his team but the clash between the two drivers cost the team the bigger picture as they could potentially have won the race given where Lance Stroll ended. For Force India, they quickly need to bring their drivers under a leash.
K-Mag scored some good points for the team in P7 followed by Sainz who lead guess who ALONSO who scored the team’s first points finally.
And Wherlien delivered too by rounding off the Top 10 and taking home that valuable 1 point.
Ericsson, Vandoorne and Grosjean finished the race in that order and here ends the list of classified finishers.
The crazy race saw Kimi, Perez, Massa, Hulkenberg, Verstappen, Kvyat and Palmer all were DNFs
So next race is Austria and all eyes will be set on the two title contenders who’ll clash with more force especially after today’s events.