Race Notes – Verstappen wins in Saudi Arabia

In a late race battle Max Verstappen in his Red Bull won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, finishing 0.549 seconds ahead of Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari. At lap 10 Perez leads Leclerc by 2.5 seconds, followed by Verstappen (4.6s), Sainz (7.3s), Russell (17.9s), Alonso (26.1s), Ocon (27.0s), Bottas (28.4s), Magnussen (30.4s) and Gasly (33.0s) in tenth. On lap 22 Leclerc sets fast lap at 1m34.075s and again the next lap with a 1m33.459s. At 30 lap Leclerc leads Verstappen by 1.4 seconds, followed by Sainz (5.2s), Perez (7.5s), Russell (13.7s), Hamilton (20.0s), Magnussen (23.5s), Alonso (25.3s), Bottas (25.9s) and Ocon (29.5s) in tenth place. At lap 40 under the VSC, Leclerc leads Verstappen (3.7s), Sainz (12.5s), Perez (14.8s), Russell (28.6s), Hamilton (45.5s), Ocon (49.4s), Norris, Gasly and Stroll. On lap 48 Leclerc still chases Verstappen, and sets fast lap at 1m31.634s.

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