Team fights back to score important points at the Lusail International Circuit
On safety grounds, an 18-lap maximum stint on each tyre was mandated for the race. That meant every competitor had to make a minimum of three pit stops.
Starting P2, George lined up on a used Medium tyre with Lewis on a new Soft in P3. After good launches, they made contact in turn one with Lewis retiring.
Suffering a puncture, George was able to continue after a first lap stop, and his race became a four-stop. He ultimately ran a Medium, Medium, Hard, Soft to the flag.
His pace was very strong and he was able to carve his way through the field to P4.
Despite there being more on the table, the team managed to outscore Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship and extend the gap to 28 points.