Heavy rain brought chaos in Imola as Max Verstappen reigned supreme in his 11th F1 career win.
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The 2021 F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna was the perfect formula of rookies crashing, penalties, a red flag and rain.

From get go it was wet and wild in Imolaand one of the more exciting races we've witnessed in quite some time. It looks like F1 is heading in the right direction and rain always makes things that little bit more interesting.

Max Verstappen started from the front of the grid, and from the first braking point, the battle began for the two main championship contenders in Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

There was a bit of tension for Mclaren Mercedes after team orders forced Daniel Ricciardo to switch places with his teammate. He settled for a respectable sixth, while Lando Norris came home with his second F1 career podium.

A race error by Lewis Hamilton saw him crash into the wall on lap 31. He managed to recover, dragging his Mercedes back onto the track, but with a broken front wing.

It wasn't to be for Valtteri Bottas with a premature end to his race after an incident with George Russell. This issued a red flag, a saviour for Lewis Hamilton, allowing him to get back on track and up to second position.

The Ferraris surprised this weekend. After a shocking 2020, they bagged themselves plenty of points with Charles Leclerc finishing in fourth and his teammate Carlos Sainz crossing the line in fifth. DNFs also for Nicholas Latifi and Sebastian Vettel.

An action packed race, we can only hope the entertainment continues when F1 heads to Portugal for a race on the 2 May 2021. Lewis Hamilton now leads the championship, but only by one point over Max Verstappen.


1.Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda
2.Lewis HamiltonMercedes
3.Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes
4.Charles LeclercFerrari
5.Carlos SainzFerrari
6.Daniel RicciardoMcLaren Mercedes
7.Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda
8.Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes
9.Estaban OconAlpine Renault
10.Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault
11.Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda
12.Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri Honda
13.Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
14.Antonio Giovinazzi (+1 lap)Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
15.Sebastian Vettel (+2 laps)Aston Martin Mercedes
16.Mick Schumacher (+2 laps)Haas Ferrari
17.Nikita Mazepin (+2 laps)Haas Ferrari

Did not finish: Nicholas Latifi (Williams Mercedes), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), George Russell (Williams Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin Mercedes)

2021 Driver Standings

1.Lewis HamiltonMercedes44
2.Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda43
3.Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes27
4.Charles LeclercFerrari20
5.Valtteri BottasMercedes16
6. Carlos SainzFerrari14
7. Daniel RicciardoMcLaren Mercedes14
8. Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda10
9. Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes5
10.Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda2
11. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Honda2
12. Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault2
13. Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1
14. Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari0
15. Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari0
16. George Russell Williams Mercedes0
17. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes0
18.Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari0
19. Nikita Mazepin Haas Ferrari0
20. Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes0

2021 Constructor Standings

2.Red Bull Racing Honda53
3.McLaren Mercedes41
5.AlphaTauri Honda8
6.Aston Martin Mercedes5
7.Alpine Renault3
8.Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari0
9.Williams Mercedes0
10.Haas Ferrari0