In advance, there were fears that the two races on the same track would look like each other too much, but it proved completely unfounded, as the Styrian Grand Prix named after the austrian region, where Red Bull Ring is located - took place.
Now, last Sunday's crazy race where nine cars was discontinued, might be hard to copy, and already in the first place, it took a completely different direction.
Ferrari stood for the entertainment; this time, Charles Leclerc påkørte its own teamkammerat. The damage was so extensive that both emanated long before anyone was the wiser on whether they could run with in the fun end of the field.
Unfortunately for Kevin Magnussen and Haas was the dane hit of this Ferrari-harmonikasammenstød. Yet succeed it for him in front of his teamkammerat and involved in several ferocious duels.
After the start tried Charles Leclerc, a bit too optimistic overtaking the lead Sebastian Vettel. He slammed into the German, as so påkørte Magnussen, if Haas incurring damage.
There was a tilståelsessag from monegaskeren, which gave unreservedly apologise to Vettel, the team and the many Ferrari fans.
Such a had Magnussen not.
the Dane had won a few positions on the first lap and was up to turn 11's, before the problems with the car began to show itself, and he fell back.
Romain Grosjean was referred to the pitlane-start, after Haas-the mechanics might offend the parc fermé rules, and work on a problem with the hybrid system out in the evening.
Already on the first place påkørte Charles Leclerc its own teamkammerat. Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Ritzau Scanpix
the Frenchman advanced quietly and got a little help from pitvæggen to get into the race.
- Sorry, Kevin. Because of the damage we need to swap the positions, announced the dane løbsingeniør over Gary Gannon.
- Copy, came the answer, before it was swapped so seamlessly, that you forgot how much trouble there was on the track last year between the Haas duo.
The other side of the garage, however, had its own problems, and Romain Grosjean managed not to pull from, so that was swapped around again.
Haas-drivers changed several times in the course of the song contest orchestrated by pitvæggen. After last year they are no longer allowed to attack each other without the okay from the team manager Günther Steiner.
A 12. and 13. place to Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean may not sound as sexy, but nonetheless, there was clear progress with the small team.
Both in conditions to last weekend and last season.
VF-20’eren is far from McLaren, Racing Points and Renault, but closely matched with Alpha Romeo and Alpha Tauri. It is possible to run races in, and that would drop points with a little luck and the right strategy.
Man, that was close, said Gary Gannon, as Kevin Magnussen had crossed the line.
Great run with the smashed car.
After the race was the dane of good cheer.
- We knew that we didn't really move. Something strange was going to happen, and unfortunately did the race not as in the last week with plenty of discontinued cars, says Kevin Magnussen and notes how this year's car is much better even in the song contest and more gentle at the tires.
Formula 1 fans may very well send a kind thought to Max Verstappen, who was the only one to challenge what was a sure victory for Lewis Hamilton.
Racing Points showed the anticipated strength, and Sergio Perez would have connected as a fiver, if not mexicaneren to the last had destroyed his frontvinge. Photo: LEONHARD FOEGER/Ritzau Scanpix
the Dutchman was close to reference last week's winner Valtteri Bottas to second place, but had to settle with podiets last step. Unfortunately for Red Bull, there was an eternity down to the colleague Alexander Albon on the fourth place.
Racing Points had a terrible qualification in the rain, but under the dry conditions was the so flying as expected.
Sergio Perez drove up from 17. square up in Alexander Albons gearbox without to come by. Mexicaneren destroyed his frontvinge in the attacks on the Red Bull-purebred and lost, therefore, the fifth place for Lando Norris to the very end.
Teamkammeraten Lance Stroll ended the seven, but had a walk past the stewards after the duel against Daniel Ricciardo at the hectic last lap. The canadian slap the dog with fright.
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