Lewis Hamilton was awarded the Portuguese Grand Prix. A very important victory because it comes after the appointment in Imola in which Mercedes appeared a bit in trouble. The British driver can thus extend the world rankings on Max Verstappen who still finished second.
Hamilton showed all his great skills during a difficult race as he still had to battle with the Dutchman of Red Bull. The Mercedes, in particular, it seems to have improved and seems more competitive than Imola. Third step of the podium for Bottas who had started the pole position. For the Finn it was still a subdued race even though his car had a small technical problem that made him lose some time. However, his fastest lap in the race is worth one point.
Good fourth place for Sergio Perez on Red Bull even if not yet at the height of his teammate. Fifth place for Lando Norris with an increasingly concrete McLaren. Sixth place for the first of the Ferraris, that of Charles Leclerc. Carols Sainz only eleventh from whom a lot was expected given the good result in qualifying. The Italian car suffered above all from the intermediate tires and the strong wind blowing on the circuit.
F1 will restart immediately next week when it will race in Spain. A new appointment in which the challenge between Hamilton and Verstappen will be renewed. Let’s just hope for a better performance from the Ferraris.
In MotoGP, to Jerez, if it imposes Jack Miller su Ducati, becoming the second rider on the Italian bike to win on this track. In second place his teammate Pecco Bagnaia which thanks to this result reaches first place in the world rankings. Third step of the podium for Franco Morbidelli on Yamaha. Ducati’s victory wasn’t easy at all. Indeed, for the first part of the GP it was Fabio Quartararo who dictated the pace.
After half the race, however, the Yamaha Frenchman started to slow down due to a sore arm. Following the physical problem, the driver had to finish far behind, in thirteenth position, a real shame as he could have easily won the race. Morbidelli’s third place is excellent as he does not have a latest generation M1. A result that once again demonstrates its full potential.
Marc Marquez, on the other hand, closes ninth, still far from the leaders even if he is slowly regaining confidence with the bike. Keep it going the bad moment for Valentino Rossi who can’t find the right feeling with his Yamaha. For the Italian a seventeenth place far away from the positions that matter.