Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna GP with Hamilton in second: F1 – as it happened

Sun 18 Apr 2021 16.31 BST

First published on Sun 18 Apr 2021 13.10 BST. Lap 52: This is set to be an absolute rout for Verstappen, who now leads by 15secs. Lap 51: “I’m getting vibrations, I don’t know where from,” yelps Norris. Lap 44: Verstappen is way ahead, 6.9secs ahead of Norris – who is on soft tyres and only 6secs ahead of Hamilton in fifth. Lap 42: Hamilton picks off Ricciardo for fifth and sets a new fastest lap. Lap 28: Verstappen heads into the pits for some dry weather tyres and Hamilton responds with a fastest first sector of the race, then heads into the pits 28.5secs ahead of Verstappen. Lap 25: An obdurate Hamilton has closed the gap at the front to 2.5secs.

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