the Tires are not very sexy, but they were the reason that the Mercedes dominance this week was broken after four wins in a row to the black sølvpile.
Max Verstappen scored the season's first victory after a fine performance in both the strategy and dækhåndtering, although the dutchman along the way thought that he was running around like a ‘granny’.
In this case, it was a with the ‘slaw’ i'. As the season had started, fearing that Mercedes would win every time.
Haas had a tough weekend, and Kevin Magnussen was dropped after 45 laps.
After the visit to Silverstone a week ago with four violent punctures were the tires the crucial factor in the second visit on the course.
Because Pirelli brought softer tyres this weekend, no one expected that a usual one-stops were possible, which it isn't was really.
Red Bull made a small stroke of genius by qualifying, Max Verstappen, so he could start on the hard tyres and just spent as little time as possible on his week's medium tyres.
the Class was underlined by the fact that teamkammeraten Alexander Albon finished in fifth place 40 seconds after him.
A very long day at the office for Kevin Magnussen, who has never had the same feeling in the car as of a week ago. Photo: BRYN LENNON/Ritzau Scanpix
For Kevin Magnussen next week's contest in Spain did not come fast enough. The dane began the weekend on the heels of the first workout, and it was only getting worse as the days went by.
Last week the picture was the complete opposite.
- Kevin has not had a good feeling all weekend, nothing to grasp, but Romain was so happy, as it is possible. We are also a little astonished that it switched to, explained Günther Steiner to the Extra Leaf before the race.
the Dane was run over by the track in the British Grand Prix, so certain parts on the car were new, but all in the same specification.
- We changed the floor Friday, we thought it was, but it was apparently not. We must do our homework. Hopefully we find out why the car is so unpredictable, and there is a difference between them, says Steiner.
the Start was otherwise a Magnussen classic. He scooped four positions, overtaking even Romain Grosjean, which was started 13's.
But it was not long before he start to fall behind.
Five-second penalty to return to the pitch on a clumsy shape and touch Nicholas Latifi didn't help, but Magnussen was never in the vicinity of something this Sunday. He was retired after 45 laps - only one running this Sunday - while teamkammeraten Romain Grosjean were 16's.
According to the team was due to the vibration in the car, so they pulled him for safety's sake.
It was about to go very wrong for Sebastian Vettel in the first place. Photo: ANDREW BOYERS/Ritzau Scanpix
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Only Sebastian Vettel had an equally bad day.
the Ferrari star is absolutely beside herself this year and looks more like a rookie than a quadruple world champion.
Right after the start gave the German apparently losing his Ferrari out of the blue. He spun and ended up across the track. A small miracle that no one hit him.
In the other side of the garage gave Charles Leclerc again an inspired race and was four.
Nico Hülkenberg lurked after its distinguished qualification on his first podium, but could not hold on in the race. Racing Points swapped around the drivers to the last, as the German finished seventh with Lance Stroll in front of him.
Nico Hülkenberg firmly again coronaramte Sergio Pérez. The team hope to mexicaneren is ready for the race in Spain for a week. Photo: ANDREW BOYERS/Ritzau Scanpix
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