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By Mike Whalley

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  1. Penultimate lap. Leclerc leads by 1.four seconds. No doubt it is his speed now…

  2. The gap all of the draw in which down to half of-a-2nd now. Oh, however then Bottas locks up! The fading medium tyres let him down. Is that the probability for the Finn long previous?

  3. Bottas is gaining on Leclerc. The gap is under a 2nd now.

  4. Lewis Hamilton comes in to positioned on some soft tyres and scramble for the bonus point for quickest lap.

  5. Valtteri Bottas sets the quickest lap of the speed as he chases down Leclerc. However then the Monegasque speeds away on the straight on these stressful tyres. The gap is 1.6 seconds. four laps lef.

  6. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer

    Passe Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 are living

    Leclerc correct wheel-spinning on Flip Two.

    That’s what he has got to be cautious of. He has to offer protection to his tyres from degradation and withhold this thing ticking over.

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    Nathan Marzan: It shows how well Lewis became doing to take care of slack Leclerc when Bottas can not even obtain within a 2nd on extra energizing tyres

    Conor Matchett: If Hamilton became riding love Leclerc, it’d be considered genius.

    That is phenomenal defensive riding from the Ferrari man.

  8. Radio message – To Bottas

    Lap forty seven/Fifty three

    “Come on Valtteri, right here is your recount.”

    He’s 1.8 sec slack Leclerc.

  9. Leclerc is retaining on. Whatever you are taking into legend his riding* he has shown phenomenal psychological energy to take care of at the front.

    *There is with out a doubt hundreds to take into legend his riding.

  10. In totally different places, Kevin Magnussen retires within the pits with a hydraulic suppose.

    Kevin Magnussen and Sergio Perez

    Copyright: Reuters

  11. ‘Leclerc in an impressive blueprint’

    Jolyon Palmer

    Passe Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 are living

    Leclerc dazzling now could well well be in an impressive blueprint for this one. He’s main the speed, the laps are ticking down and the principle probability of Hamilton is long previous.

    Bottas has by no methodology been as aggressive as Hamilton in wheel-to-wheel racing.

    Now we bear correct viewed how aggressive Leclerc is willing to be – Bottas is going to hope to compare that and additional if he wants to recount the Huge Prix.

  12. Max Verstappen has fought his methodology up to eighth, by the methodology. Not a extreme effort enraged by his trials and tribulations right here.

  13. Radio message – Hamilton

    “Yeah I’ve got nothing left in these tyres.”

    “We’re making an are trying at alternatives” says his speed engineer.

    Hamilton resigned to 1/three, I would stammer.

  14. Leclerc’s lead over Bottas is around 1.three seconds. Bottas is gaining, however working out of laps. Crikey, right here is stressful. How are your nerves?

  15. ‘Ferrari cheers getting louder’

    Lap forty three/Fifty three

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Radio 5 are living pit-lane reporter

    Without the vehicles, when there’s now not a Ferrari going previous it is possible you’ll well per chance hear a pin drop. As quickly as a Ferrari goes previous, significantly Leclerc, they come up cheering and it is getting louder and louder.

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    Reece Young: Stewards making an are trying their finest to now not annoy the Tifosi I uncover.

  17. As I stammer that, Hamilton loses 2nd! He runs off into the first chicane, and that offers Bottas the probability to scramble him. The Finn is up into 2nd. There are cheers from the Ferrari storage – however this gained’t be over yet. Bottas, on the extra energizing tyres, arguably has the larger probability of catching Leclerc.

  18. Leclerc is gaining ground in front of Hamilton now – the Briton looks to be to be like to be struggling with his tyres. Bottas, within the intervening time, is gaining on Hamilton. There is, most likely, a difficult tactical resolution for Mercedes to acquire right here.

  19. 1) Leclerc

    2) Hamilton +zero.913

    three) Bottas +2.661

    four) Ricciardo +33.935

    5) Hulkenberg +50.189

    6) Albon +56.382

  20. Post update

    Right here is the timeline of Sebastian Vettel’s mind freeze as he spins off and drives inspire on to the tune with the principle arena coming attain.

    Lance Stroll became the unhappy soul to slide around the corner to be faced with a stationary Vettel pointing the unpleasant methodology on the tune going thru him.

    The young man could well well additionally also be commended for doing his finest to recall evasive motion… however now not for riding inspire on the tune in front of Pierre Gasly!

    Sebastian Vettel rejoins the tune

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    Vettel on the tune

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    Lance Stroll spins faced with Vettel within the center of the tune

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