Verstappen does not fail in Shanghai and Sainz and Alonso finish fifth and seventh


The Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has won the Chinese Grand Prix, the fifth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, and has consolidated his leadership, while the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) They finished fifth and seventh, respectively.

In this way, Verstappen adds his fourth victory of the course, which allows him to settle at the head of the Drivers’ World Championship standings. The British Lando Norris (McLaren), who achieved the second of the season for McLaren, and the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) climbed into the other two boxes ahead of the two Ferraris.

The Monegasque Charles Leclerc finished fourth, while Carlos Sainz, who started the event seventh, managed to finish in the ‘Top 5’ of a race in which the safety car had to act on two occasions, both in the halfway point of the race. , the first due to a touch between the Danish Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (RB) and the second after the Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) took ahead the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (RB) before the resale.

Alonso, who started from third place thanks to his stratospheric lap in Q3, placed second as soon as the traffic lights went out after overtaking ‘Checo’ Pérez, although five laps later he gave up the position again. The degradation of his tires hindered his performance and forced him, after passing through garages, to make up positions in the final stretch to finally be seventh.