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Dane Miller’s 2024 Formula 1 Snapshot for Round 10

The latest heading into the Spanish Grand Prix after a wild rain-drenched race in Canada

Posted on June 21, 2024


  By Dane Miller, SuperWest Sports

Unpredictable.

That’s the only way to describe Formula 1 these days.

At last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, there was a tie for the top qualifying time. George Russell and Max Verstappen both set identical 1:12.000 laps, creating a tie for pole position for the first time since 1997.

The Stewards awarded pole to Russell because he set his time first.

The race itself featured a wet track at the start, allowing Haas driver Kevin Magnussen to shoot all the way up to fourth place.

Kevin Magnussen headshot
Magnussen

The American team made the risky decision to start Magnussen on wet tires as opposed to the preferred intermediate tire.

Initially, it appeared that Haas could have a real shot at a podium. But the gamble did not pay off.

The track dried out too quickly and a botched pit stop cost Kevin Magnussen multiple positions when he was forced to switch back to the intermediate tire.

The Haas drivers ended up finishing a disappointing 11th and 12th.

But the primary storyline of the weekend was Ferrari’s collapse.

In position to capitalize on Red Bull’s regression, the Italian team completely dropped the ball. Both drivers finished outside the Top 10 and failed to score any points.

Spanish Grand Prix logoMaking matters worse, Max Verstappen and Red Bull used strategy to take advantage of a safety car, allowing them to pass McLaren’s Lando Norris for the win.

Now heading to Spain with the pressure dialed up, the question becomes: How does Ferrari respond?


Television Schedule for Spanish Grand Prix

Time: Sunday, 6:00 am PT
Network: ESPN


Constructor Standings

Red Bull – 301 Points
Ferrari – 252 Points
McLaren – 212 Points


Driver Standings

Max Verstappen – 194 Points
Charles Leclerc – 138 Points
Lando Norris – 131 Points




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