Crying child highlights new face of Formula One

Hamilton fastest as Mercedes step up the pace in practice

Raikkonen was sent on a collision course with Verstappen's Red Bull on the outside after contact with Mercedes, with both cars suffering race-stopping suspension damage. The auto had been quite OK the whole weekend, so it is quite disappointing to finish the race in the first corner. While Raikkonen will certainly want to move on from this race and get ready for the Monaco Grand Prix, it was a special day for Thomas Danel, a six-year-old Ferrari fan.

Raikkonen felt pole position was possible but ended up fourth quickest, 0.290s off the pace of Lewis Hamilton, who pipped Vettel by just 0.051s.

But Raikkonen was also of the view that Bottas had triggered the chain reaction.

Whilst Raikkonen was remaining philosophical about his first DNF of the season, it was too much for one unhappy Ferrari fan as TV cameras panned to show the young boy him crying, an image that soon went viral.

"I got hit in the right rear corner, in the rear wheel".




"I ran wide already in Turn 1, but I managed to get out of it and I was still fast".

"An unfortunate start to the race which ultimately finished it also", Verstappen said.

Verstappen added: "You can clearly see what happened - Valtteri hitting Kimi and then of course it was hard for Kimi to control the vehicle, so he then slammed into me". I chose to lift and go a little bit on the left to leave him space, but, I don't know how, he hit me on the right rear corner, my auto jumped and I end up going into Verstappen. "I'm pretty sure Valtteri had enough space".

"I don't think it's impossible to catch the leaders at some point, maybe it will take a little longer than we had hoped but we will get there". Sometimes you have a bit of luck, like last year, sometimes you don't as we can see this year. "I tried to go around the outside as there was plenty of room there." explained Verstappen after the race.

"The start was good, again, the getaway was nice and I was catching up very quickly on the guys in front".

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