- 3.05 miles
- 19 Turns
- 63 Laps
- Pit delta: 27-28s
- Fastest Pit Stop: Alex Albon / Red Bull @ 1.9s
- Fastest Lap: 1:15.48 (Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes Benz)
- Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes
- Valtteri Bottas / Mercedes
- Daniel Riccardo / Renault
This was the 100th Grand Prix to take place in Italy. Another Mercedes front row lockout with Bottas making the pole. Mercedes was able to lock up the constructor’s title with their win today. Besides the seemingly invisibility of the Silver Arrows that the other cars face, Imola is narrow circuit making overtaking tricky. The circuit also has the longest pit time of the season at around 30+/- seconds, and it’s the first counterclockwise track of the season.
Lap 1: Kevin Magnussen (Haas) spins out at Tosa, Yellow Flags (YF) signal in Sectors 1 & 2. He was able to re-enter the track. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) made contact with Magnussen.
Lap 2: Lance Stroll (Racing Point) makes contact with the rear right wheel of Esteban Ocon (Renault), and pits to repair a damaged wing.
Lap 9: Pierre Gasly’s race engineer calls him to “box” due to a terminal condition with the car (power unit), and retires for the day.
Lap 29: Esteban Ocon experiences clutch issues and retires. YF signal Sectors 2 & 3, that turns into a Virtual Safety Car (VSC) on Lap 31.
Lap 49: Kevin Magnussen with an uncomfortable cockpit caused by vibrations retires.
Lap 51: Max Verstappen (Red Bull) experiences a mechanical issue possibly a rear tire puncture which causes a spin. He’s forced to retire, and Safety Car (SC) deployed.
Lap 53: George Russel (Williams Racing) spins into a barrier while under SC.
Lap 58: Alex Albon (Red Bull) spins close to Sergio Perez (Racing Point). It appeared to be an unforced error.
End of the Race: Romain Grosjean (Haas) is awarded a 5 second Time Penalty for Exceeding Track Limits.