Over the weekend’s extremely entrancing Barcelona GP, Red Bull F1 team took their second 1-2 finish at home this season following another enthralling victory of Verstappen, as the season’s F1 driver’s standings had shaken up considerably.
Nevertheless, in a histrionic day at Barcelona GP, Verstappen witnessed Sainz’s car spinning into gravel at turn 4 on seventh lap. The flying Dutchman committed a similar error after two laps. Fortunately, a gust of wind saved the 24-year-old.
Verstappen was stuck behind Russel for about 19 laps, however, a change in tactics helped Verstappen overtake the Mercedes’ driver. Aimed at surpassing Russel, Verstappen went for a pitstop and shifted to soft tires that in effect hands him the opportunity to climb in clean air.
Nonetheless, drama scaled higher when Leclerc had to retire from a dominant No 1 position at lap 27 after power failure.
World championship driver standings shaken up
Following a hard-fought victory of Verstappen and an unprecedented DNF of Leclerc, the Ferrari’s 24-year-old charismatic talisman lost his lead over Dutchman and currently stood at second with 104 points.
Verstappen has been deservedly leading tally with 110 points, as Perez stood at a distant third with 85 points. Verstappen had won every race this season that he had finished.
Russel managed to narrow down his gap with Perez with 74 points. In the constructor’s championship title, Red Bull has an inclusive lead over Ferrari, as the Red bull currently stands at 195 points, 26 points ahead of Ferrari.
Nonetheless, Mercedes hangs around at a distant third with 120 points.
Here is how the point table appears after Barcelona GP