Without the best speed, Ferrari 11th lap called Leclerc for the first tire change stop, after stopping pits with Medium tires, Leclerc returned to the 19th class race, right above Albon.
At the same time, Vettel lost control and slipped off the curb at turn 1, then immediately had a pit stop.
Shortly thereafter, a lock-on brake at turn 1 caused Bottas to lose his lead to Hamilton. It seems that the Soft tires do not have enough grip, so the Finnish driver stopped pits to switch to Medium round 13.
Round 14, a collision situation between Russel and Raikkonen caused Williams’ racer to give up afterwards. The incident caused the virtual safety car (VSC) signal to appear, the riders took advantage of one time to stop changing tires. Both Hamilton and Verstappen were pit-stop round 17. They returned to the track still ahead of Bottas.
All trouble has not stopped, Kvyat and Albon collide leading to Alpha Tauri’s wind wing broken at the start / finish line, causing the yellow flag to be raised. It was then that Bottas told team-radio that his car was losing energy, making him unable to maintain his rank on the track, and the Finnish racer had to stop the game in the 20th round. 2nd race must give up.
Round 21, the track supervisor issued a 10-second penalty for Raikkonen, was the cause of Williams’s Russel to give up.
In the 24-25 consecutive rounds, in turn, Renault’s Ocon, due to a transmission error, and Albon had the problem to give up. Previously, the Thai driver of Red Bull was fined 5 seconds for causing a collision with Kvyat, but due to stopping the race that penalty will not be valid for this racer. Up to this point 4 riders had to stop the game.
Round 31, both Perez and Sainz had their first pit stops. At this point, for sure the strategy for these two racers will be the only one pit-stop, they return to the track in 6-7. Soon after Perez overtook Norris, the racer apparently having a problem with the power system in his car.