He has finally done it! Sebastian Vettel finally picked up his first race win of the season. He performed the undercut to perfection to snatch the lead. While teammate Charles LeClerc was furious, Vettel was ecstatic to finally step on top and actually keep the win.
Sebastian Vettel survived a few safety car stints and controlled his restart every time. Meanwhile, Charles LeClerc was complaining on the radio about the unfairness of it all. The Young Monegasque driver chased after Vettel for much of the race, until he gave up in the closing stages.
Rounding out the podium after the Ferrari 1-2 was Max Verstappen in the Red Bull Honda. Mercedes duo, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas could only muster 4th and 5th as they were completely outclassed by the scarlet missiles.
Naturally, Twitter went ballistic when Sebastian Vettel finally shoved the gorilla off his back. It was his first victory since the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix, more than a year ago. To be precise, it took 392 days for Vettel to make his much awaited return to the top step.
It was also worth noting that when the top 6 pitted, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi found himself in the lead.