Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings
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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings

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A frantic wet race at Imola produced plenty of excitement and drama as drivers scrabbled for grip. Amid the hatful of mistakes and incidents that ensued, who kept their noses cleanest?

Max Verstappen – 8

Verstappen's red flag restart error isn't punished here because it didn't cost him anything, but what really lets him down was his final qualifying run slip exiting Tamburello, which gave away pole and a grid position to his teammate. Was mighty at the start and was a worthy race winner, but also didn't seem to keep his inters alive ahead of Hamilton before the critical switch to slicks.

Lewis Hamilton – 7

Although brilliant to beat F1's fastest cars in qualifying, neither of his Q3 laps were perfect and his Tosa race off was a 'major error', so he can't score higher per our rules. He acknowledged he was fortunate that the red flag gave him a lap back and his chase back to second was very impressive given his teammate had highlighted how tough it was to pass in the pack.

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