Both drivers took tactical Power Unit related grid penalties meaning that Nico lined up in eighteenth and Carlos in nineteenth on the grid. Carlos made a clean start and moved up to thirteenth by lap two after a number of retirements, ending short of tenth after a promising second stint on the Supersoft tyre. Despite missing out on the points, the team remains in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship.
The sun sets on summer as we return to the race track following Formula One’s two-week “shutdown”. With five races over six weeks in June and July, teams were rightly rewarded with a fortnight’s rest to recharge before Belgium, host of Round 13. A favourite amongst fans, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is the longest track of the year, made all-the-more exciting with its ever-changing weather conditions.