He muscled his way past Ricciardo on lap one and on the following tour
breezed past Perez to take third place.
Hamilton, too, was attempting to make his way forward and on lap seven
he overtook Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg to claim sixth place. He now had two
seconds to make up to P6 man Kimi Raikkonen.
Verstappen and Ricciardo were the first of the top-10 starters to shed their
opening stint soft tyres, with Red Bull pitting their drivers at the same time at the