Verstappen closes gap to Leclerc after easing to Emilia Romagna F1 GP victory

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  • Charles Leclerc drops from third to sixth after late spin
  • Sergio Pérez and Lando Norris complete podium; Hamilton 13th

Were willpower alone enough, the seething mass of tifosi gloriously once more in evidence packing out the natural ziggurat of the Rivazza corner at Imola would surely have swept Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to victory. However, for all their hope they were powerless against the unstoppable force that was Max Verstappen and Red Bull storming to victory at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Instead the full-throated roar of Ferrari support was silenced by calamity as Leclerc fell to his own over-ambition in the dying stages, making a huge error that has seen his championship lead cut in half and reignited a thrilling title fight.

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Written by Giles Richards at Imola
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