Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen took his first victory of the 2021 Formula One season coming home just ahead of defending champion Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Lando Norris following a dramatic, rain affected Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the Imola circuit.

The race was suspended due to a huge accident for Valtteri Bottas and George Russell, fortunately the pair were OK.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz came home in fourth and fifth place respectively for Ferrari just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll.

Kimi Raikkonen scores his first points of the season for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in ninth but will likely lose his position due to a infringement during the safety car period promoting Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso to the points.

Sergio Perez was left disappointed with a q2th place finish just ahead of Yuki Tsunoda and Antonio Giovinazzi.

Sebastien Vettel was forced to retire due to a gearbox failure. Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin rounded out the order while Valtteri Bottas, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi retired from the race.

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