Max was credited with victory in the Belgian Grand Prix but there was no racing action as weather conditions resulted in a half-points result. It meant we won our 50th race in partnership with Red Bull Racing, even if we would have preferred to have done it with a bit more excitement!
Heavy rain made for extremely difficult conditions before the race and Sergio unfortunately slid off the road at Les Combes, damaging his front right suspension and ending his hopes of taking the planned start.
However as the rain intensified there was a delay to the start, and although a number of formation laps were carried out the start had to be suspended due to the standing water and poor visibility. After a delay of more than three hours, the race officially started behind the Safety Car meaning Max was the leader, with Pierre still in his qualifying position of sixth place and Yuki in 15th place.
Red Bull did a great job to repair Sergio’s car in order to get him back into the race, but having joined the back of the queue behind the Safety Car there were no racing laps before the race was red-flagged once again due to the conditions, meaning he was classified in 20th place.
With at least two laps completed by the leader and the race classification taken at the end of the first lap, half points were awarded meaning Max scores 12.5 to close the gap at the top of the championship, and Pierre adds four to his and Scuderia AlphaTauri’s tally.