Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc (left) and Carlos Sainz are fourth and sixth in the drivers’ standings, after the first two races. © APA / afp / MAZEN MAHDI
Red Bull Max Verstappen driver won the messy Imola Formula 1 race. The World Cup could be exciting again this year. But apart from the title fight, there was a lot going on at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. Here we have summarized the press reviews.
19. April 2021
daily Mail: “Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – winner on a tumultuous day in Imola. The Dutchman started from third on the net and a great start beating Lewis Hamilton, who finished second, on the first lap.”
the sun: “Lewis Hamilton made an amazing comeback after an early mistake and finished second behind dominant Max Verstappen in Imola. Hamilton overcame Norris by two terms before the end, and could not get Dutch Verstappen.”
Max Verstappen was unbeatable at Imola. © Ansa / Brian Lennon / Paul
Watchman: “Both Hamilton and Verstappen now have wins and runners-up, but the world champion leads the title race by one point thanks to his fastest lap in Imola. He admits that his elimination after his mistake could have seriously affected his eighth title hopes.”
Gazzetta dello Sport: “The exciting Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna with a sovereign victory for the Dutchman over Red Bull over the world champion, who catches up after a trip in the gravel.”
Corriere dello Sport: “Leclerc is fourth in Imola, Ferrari can compete again. Monegasse talks about a very positive day.”
All sports: “Verstappen wins the Imola Grand Prix. The Dutchman has his first success this year. Ferrari just missed the podium.”
Brand: “Verstappen beats unsinkable Hamilton. The Dutchman took an awards ceremony for himself at Imola, but couldn’t take the lead from Lewis, who survived an accident and returned incredibly from ninth to second place.”
Such as: “Verstappen knocked out the world champion in an unforgettable race. A big win for Mad Max in Imola before defeating Hamilton and Norris.”
the team: Max Verstappen turns words into action. His eagerness to compete for the world title with Lewis Hamilton, the Dutchman won his first race of the season in Imola on Sunday. A victory built from the start.
Cronin Zeitung: “Max Verstappen has finally announced the fight for the World Series title in Formula 1. The Dutch dominated the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday.”
a look: “Hamilton runs past the field in champion style, finishing second ahead of Lando Norris at McLaren and maintaining the championship lead thanks to the fastest lap. There is only one thing he didn’t catch: Verstappen cheated Pole Hamilton at the start and crossed the finish line first in the wet and then in the dry. Eflter wins.” GP for ‘Mad Max’ ‘.
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