Carlos Sainz is now a two-time race winner. And while he was at it, he dramatically put an end to Red Bull’s dominant run. Someone had to! Ferrari fans will be glad it was the Smooth Operator!
Turns out, when the Red Bulls don’t know what is up with their car, the others find it fairly easy to compete for the win. But even the Red Bulls’ worst day meant that Max Verstappen came in fifth! Despite a less-than-ideal Qualifying and a fairly slow start, the championship leader made up about 18 seconds in FIVE LAPS! Talk about mind-blowing.
While things are looking better for the Scarlet Team and the Silver Arrows, Aston Martin’s fairytale run looks like it’s dying, as Lewis Hamilton is now ahead of Alonso in the Drivers’ Championship.
As this rollercoaster of a race weekend comes to an end, we can’t wait to see what Red Bull comes back with in Suzuka, and how our other teams can fight them. See you then.