Our man gives his no-non­sense views on the grand prix grid

Motor Sport News - - GP Extra/Round 5 -

We nor­mally try not to award Star Driver to the race win­ner, but that was im­pos­si­ble this time. OK, so Ver­stap­pen needed a bit of help from Mer­cedes – and it turned out a two-stop strat­egy was the one to be on – but it was an in­cred­i­ble per­for­mance from an 18-year-old, hold­ing off Kimi Raikko­nen and nurs­ing old rubber. And on his Red Bull de­but. The first of many?

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