Both Scuderia Ferrari’s drivers were on attack mode all race long, managing to bring home 16 points for the team, with Charles Leclerc in fourth place while Carlos Sainz finished in 8th.
With a wet track almost all of the race, the Spaniard had a very exciting race full of overtaking moves to get into the points zone, which in the end also made him earn the “Driver of the day” award. The 27-year-old gained eleven positions on his charge to four points.
"This was one of my best races, and probably my strongest with Ferrari! That first stint in those tricky conditions was very intense but good fun. I overtook at different parts of the track and using all kinds of lines, so I really enjoyed myself.”
He did have an issue on his pit stop on lap 36, which made him rejoin behind Esteban Ocon, who he had overtaken before.
“It was a pity we had a problem during the stop, because the pit-stop itself was fast, but we need to analyse why it took so long to release the car. Instead of coming out behind Ocon I would have come out closer to Lando, and during the last ten laps I was one of the fastest on track, so I feel we could have finished the race further up.
“Anyway, these things can happen and I definitely have a lot of positives to take from today. I am starting to have a lot of fun with the car and to understand it better and better, so I look forward to the upcoming races and to keep building momentum."