Verstappen got away extremely well on the soft tyres, leaving poleman Sainz immediately behind. Lewis Hamilton meanwhile managed to overtake Charles Leclerc for third place. At the back of the field, however, things went wrong and the first red flag of the race was a fact.
Restart after red flag
The red flag means we will see another start. Verstappen will therefore start the race for a second time, but this time from the lead. Because of the red flag the drivers can change tyres.
The moment Max Verstappen overtook Carlos Sainz into the first corner, before the race was red flagged. pic.twitter.com/kvr7Og8PdK— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) July 3, 2022