F1 results: Tuscan Grand Prix, Hamilton wins wild race

Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Tuscan Grand Prix for Mercedes at Mugello, round nine of the Formula 1 World Championship and the 1000th GP for Ferrari.

From pole position, Hamilton didn’t get a great launch so the fast-starting Bottas led the charge to Turn 1. Leclerc stormed up to third but there was chaos at Turn 2 as Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, which had lost power off the startline and plunged down the order, got collected when Monza winner Pierre Gasly and Kimi Raikkonen collided behind him. Kimi hit the rear of the Red Bull and punted Verstappen into the gravel, but managed to continue himself.

Independent of this, Carlos Sainz’s McLaren spun after minor contact with Lance Stroll, and Sebastian Vettel clipped him, the Ferrari requiring a new front wing under the safety car period that followed.

The restart was led very slowly by Bottas to the green flag, which prompted a chain-reaction pile-up towards the back as Antonio Giovinazzi ploughed into Nicholas Latifi and Kevin Magnussen, with Sainz slamming into the wreckage, flicking Giovinazzi up on two wheels.

After a long delay to clear up the mess, Bottas was on pole for the standing restart but Hamilton drafted past him on the run to Turn 1 and swept around his outside to lead. Leclerc ran third, ahead of the Racing Points of Stroll and Sergio Perez.

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) DRS-ed passed Perez for fifth on Lap 15, while Stroll did likewise to Leclerc to take third three laps later. Alex Albon (Red Bull) overtook Perez for sixth, with Lando Norris (McLaren) further demoting him. Norris then lost the place, when Perez undercut him in the pitstops.

Ricciardo passed Leclerc for fourth, with the Ferrari’s straightline speed deficit causing Leclerc to lose more places to Albon and Perez before he pitted for hard tyres. Ricciardo then undercut Stroll in the pitstop cycle for third place.

Bottas fell six seconds behind Hamilton before their pitstops, switching to the hard tyres for the final stint, with Hamilton switching to the same compound a lap later to cover him.

Norris passed Leclerc for seventh, whose stint on hard tyres was as disappointing as his opening run on softs and he was forced to pit again.

Just when it looked all over, fourth placed Stroll crashed heavily at Arrabbiata 2 due to a suspected puncture and caused another red flag.

Hamilton lined up on pole for the third standing start of the day, as Bottas made a dreadful start to allow Ricciardo to grab second, while Albon just held off Perez for fourth. Bottas passed Ricciardo for second at Turn 1 on the second tour (Lap 48). Three laps later, Albon drove around the outside of Ricciardo at Turn 1 to grab the final spot on the podium.

Perez finished fifth ahead of Norris and Kvyat. Raikkonen finished eighth on the road, but a 5-second time penalty for a pitlane entry incident dropped him behind Leclerc but ahead of Vettel. On Ferrari’s anniversary race, there was precious little for the Tifosi to cheer besides a double-points finish in the placings.

F1 Tuscan Grand Prix race results

Cla #Driver ChassisEngineLapsTimeGapIntervalPoints
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes59  26
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes59 4.880 4.880 4.880 18
3 23 Alex Albon Red BullHonda59 8.064 8.064 3.184 15
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault59 10.417 10.417 2.353 12
5 11 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes59 15.650 15.650 5.233 10
6 4 Lando Norris McLarenRenault59 18.883 18.883 3.233 8
7 26 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauriHonda59 21.756 21.756 2.873 6
8 16 Charles Leclerc FerrariFerrari59 28.345 28.345 6.589 4
9 7 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari59 29.770 29.770 1.425 2
10 5 Sebastian Vettel FerrariFerrari59 29.983 29.983 0.213 1
11 63 George Russell WilliamsMercedes59 32.404 32.404 2.421  
12 8 Romain Grosjean HaasFerrari59 42.036 42.036 9.632  
 dnf18 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes42    
 dnf31 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault7    
 dnf6 Nicholas Latifi WilliamsMercedes6    
 dnf20 Kevin Magnussen HaasFerrari5    
 dnf99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari5    
 dnf55 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLarenRenault5    
 dnf33 Max Verstappen Red BullHonda0    
 dnf10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauriHonda0    
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F1 Tuscan Grand Prix fastest laps

ClaDriver ChassisEngineLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes58 1’18.833   239.518
2 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes53 1’19.432 0.599 0.599 237.712
3 Alex Albon Red BullHonda51 1’20.039 1.206 0.607 235.909
4 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault57 1’20.426 1.593 0.387 234.774
5 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes59 1’20.632 1.799 0.206 234.175
6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari59 1’21.164 2.331 0.532 232.640
7 Lando Norris McLarenRenault59 1’21.198 2.365 0.034 232.542
8 Sebastian Vettel FerrariFerrari59 1’21.202 2.369 0.004 232.531
9 Charles Leclerc FerrariFerrari50 1’21.229 2.396 0.027 232.453
10 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauriHonda51 1’21.458 2.625 0.229 231.800
11 George Russell WilliamsMercedes58 1’21.645 2.812 0.187 231.269
12 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes42 1’22.068 3.235 0.423 230.077
13 Romain Grosjean HaasFerrari59 1’22.263 3.430 0.195 229.532
14 Nicholas Latifi WilliamsMercedes6 2’11.365 52.532 49.102 143.736
15 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault6 2’11.793 52.960 0.428 143.270
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari4 2’13.809 54.976 2.016 141.111
17 Kevin Magnussen HaasFerrari4 2’13.812 54.979 0.003 141.108
18 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLarenRenault5 2’14.103 55.270 0.291 140.802
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F1 Tuscan Grand Prix as it happened

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