After a poor start, Lewis and Nico dropped from the front row to third and fourth behind the Ferraris. Lewis then dropped back to tenth after running wide while attempting to pass his team-mate. The appearance of the Safety Car on lap 42 brought the field back together, with both Silver Arrows taking the opportunity to pit. Lewis served a drive through penalty on lap 54 after contact with Daniel Ricciardo on lap 49. Further contact with Ricciardo saw Nico suffer a puncture, forcing an extra pit stop on lap 64. MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS now lead Ferrari by 147 in the Constructors’ Championship. Lewis now leads the Drivers’ Championship by 21 points from Nico.