Carlos Sainz made it a Ferrari one-two while Lewis Hamilton snatched third place from Mercedes after Sergio Perez added to Red Bull’s disastrous day by dropping out of the race on the final lap.
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George Russell, in his first race since replacing Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes, took fourth place to give Mercedes double points they couldn’t have dreamed of mid-race.
There was also a remarkable result for the Haas team, which got no points last season, but Kevin Magnussen, who replaced Russian driver Nikita Mazepin following the invasion of Ukraine, finished fifth in his first race since 2020.
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