F1 | Verstappen wins the Chinese Grand Prix sprint

Dutch pilot Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the sprint race of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix this Friday, the first day of the championship this season, which will be held in a special format.

The reigning world champion and current leader of the general classification, who started the race from fourth position, won this short test – 19 laps, only 103.6 kilometers – and took the maximum prize at stake. eight points, which puts him in 85th place in the general classification. due to the fact that we managed to increase this figure on Saturday, April 20.

Following the winner, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) arrived at the finish line and Sergio “Checo” Perez (Red Bull)adding 7 and 6 integers to its marker respectively.

Spanish two-time world champion Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) started from third place, but He was the only driver to fail to finish the race. when he retired two laps from the finish due to a puncture on his right front tire.

The Shanghai Grand Prix, which takes place this Sunday, is scheduled for 56 laps and covers a distance of 305.1 kilometers.

The event in China is the first in an Asian country after five years of absence – This is the fifth day of the World Championships. after Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan and precedes the Miami Grand Prix on May 5. (EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias