Finn Voltaire Botas (Mercedes) won the Turkish Grand Prix, the 16th in the Formula One World Championship, which was held in Istanbul Park this Sunday, where the second-ranked Dutchman Max Verstapen (Red Bull) regained the lead. Competition And his Mexican partner Sergio Perez completed the podium, finishing third.
Worstapen tops the World Championships with 262.5 points, six more than seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started the eleventh – he lost ten places on the grid due to switching to the internal combustion unit. – And in fifth place in a test in wet conditions (shot with intermediate compounds) in which Mongasco Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was fourth. His Spanish partner Carlos Sanes played in the comeback and was named the driver of the day, who was ranked eighth after starting 19th from the back of the grid due to a change of engine.
Botas, who will drive to the Alfa Romeo next year, added his tenth victory in Formula One and the fastest lap in the race to his victory – on the last leap, a day in which ‘Chico’ Perez for the thirteenth time. Climbed a podium in the Premier category, third so far this season; Completing a great performance – including that of Hamilton – in favor of his teammate Verstappen.
The second Spaniard, Fernando Alonso (Alpine), who started fifth, lost all options after touching Frenchman Pierre Gaselli (Alpha Turi) in the first corner, the sixth on the suburban circuit this Sunday (in the Asian section). Istanbul The Austrian double world champion finished the race out of points, finishing 16th.
Englishman Lendo Norris (McLaren) was seventh, just ahead of Sans, who retained sixth place in the World Championships, half a point ahead of his teammate Licklerk.
Canadian Lance Strolle (Austin Martin) and Frenchman Esteban Okun (Alpine) also finished ninth and tenth in Istanbul Park, respectively.
The next race, the United States Grand Prix, will be held on October 24 at the Circuit of America in Austin, Texas.