F1: Max Verstappen masterful, Lance Stroll at the gate of the points

F1: Masterful Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll at the gate of the points

UPGRADE DAY

Max Verstappen easily won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix to extend his lead in the drivers standings despite starting from 15th position , sunday. Meanwhile, Lance Stroll finished 11thth.

The Dutchman was visibly enjoying a car superior to all the others on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. 

Before even halfway through the race, victory seemed to be assured. Since his runner-up Charles Leclerc finished the race in sixth place, he increased his lead to 98 points.

His teammate Sergio Perez finished second, while Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) also climbed on the podium.

Stroll in trouble

Stroll, for his part, had a relatively satisfactory start, but he was quickly pushed off the track by his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who started just behind him. He thus kept the ninth place he occupied on the starting grid until the intervention of the safety car. 

Meanwhile, Vettel climbed to the fifth rung.< /p>

Complaining of a lack of grip with the first two sets of medium tires when they were worn out, the Quebecer slipped to 18th position after his last pit stop. He then took advantage of the more durable hard compounds to climb up to 11th place, being however unable to overtake the Williams of Alexander Albon, champion in terms of top speed.

By virtue of his eighth position , Vettel for his part took his tally to 20 points this season, 16 more than Stroll.

The F1 circus will now move to the Netherlands from next weekend.< /p>