Red flags add drama to Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The first was due to an oversight by Mick Schumacher that forced the protection barriers at Turn 22 to be changed. The second was due to a multiple accident in the second game.

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El Saudi Arabian Grand Prix stopped with a red flag after a German accident Mick Schumacher (Haas) in which the protection barriers that had to be changed were damaged.

The incident, of which the son of Michael Schumacher he was unharmed, it happened on the tenth lap of the 50 agreed in turn 22, the same one in which on Friday the Monegasque hit Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

Max VerstappenTecpro's barriers in the sector cushioned the blow, but were broken and that led to the red flag test being stopped after four laps of the safety car.

The test was barely neutralized, the English Lewis Hamilton and the finnish Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, they entered the pits to change tires. Both occupied the top two positions on the grid.

BarriersThis allowed the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who was coming third, move to first place. Surprisingly, he was the great beneficiary of the red flag. Is that the tournament leader was able to change tires while waiting for the competition to resume avoiding the traditional pit stop.

The race started with the cars on the starting grid and with Verstappen and Hamilton sharing the front row. The British started better and overtook his rival, but the Dutchman captured the lead after a tight maneuver that included go outside the first curve. This incident was exploited by the French Esteban Ocon (Alpine) to place second among the scepter candidates.

After the first curve they touched the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and Leclerc, causing another clash between the Russian behind Nikita mazepin (Haas) and English George Russell (Williams) which caused a second red flag.

The third start saw Ocon in the first position of the grid followed by Hamilton and Verstappen, reclassified third by the race direction after the incident in the second game.

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