I don’t think there was a single F1 fan out there who was not sat on the edge of their seats at the start of today’s race, in anticipation of what might happen at turn one.
After all, with the two Red Bulls at the front, Hamilton with a championship to win in P3 and Vettel with nothing to lose in P4, let’s face it we were expecting total carnage.
In the end, thankfully, everyone emerged in the top six, at least, emerged unscathed after turn one with Hamilton getting a fantastic start and passing Ricciardo to grab P2.
The same unfortunately can’t be said for Alonso, who got entangled with Ocon’s front wing and retired not much further along the track than he managed in Austin last week. On the plus side for McLaren, Stoffel Vandoorne ended the race in 9th position – who saw that coming, I certainly…
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