F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix LIVE: Hamilton goes into GRAVEL with Bottas OUT as Imola race is RED FLAGGED

LEWIS HAMILTON has his work cut out if he wants to make it two wins out of two after getting stuck in the gravel at Imola.

Meanwhile Valtteri Bottas is out after a collision with George Russell which has seen the race red flagged.

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  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 42

    Hamilton now up to 5th. He benefited from the Red Flag and the Safety Car period as his car is now patched up following Lap 1 damage.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 39

    Hamilton gets past Stroll an in to 6th. He is on the charge.

  • Ben Hunt

    PEREZ SPINS

    He carelessly spins off and is down to 14th. That is a poor mistake from the Mexican.

  • Ben Hunt

    WORDS FROM RUSSELL

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 36

    Hamilton now up to 8th behind Stroll.

  • Ben Hunt

    RACE RESUMES

    And Norris gets past Leclerc and in to second place. That is brilliant from Norris.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN SPINS

    He almost lost position then behind the Safety Car.

  • Ben Hunt

    RACE WILL RESUME WITH A ROLLING START

    Bit of a shame, but smacks of a safety concern from the Race Director.

  • Ben Hunt

    NINE MINUTES UNTIL THE RESTART

    The drivers will now prepare for the restart as the session resumes.

  • Ben Hunt

    BOTTAS VERSUS RUSSELL

    TV replays show Bottas moves to the right and that spooked Russell, who was on the outside and on to the grass.

    The lost control and slid into the Mercedes man. The two are furious with each other.

  • Ben Hunt

    IT WAS A RARE MISTAKE FROM THE WORLD CHAMPION

    He was out of position having lapped Russell and he was on the slippery part of the track and slid into the barriers.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON UPSET WITH HIMSELF

  • Ben Hunt

    RED FLAG – RACE STOPPED

    Too much debris on track.

  • Ben Hunt

    RUSSELL BLAMES BOTTAS

    The Brit moves on to the grass to overtake Bottas and he hits the Finn, sending him into the barriers.

    Both drivers are furious with each other.

  • Ben Hunt

    BIG CRASH BETWEEN BOTTAS AND RUSSELL

    That's a huge one. Both drivers are ok, but that is a big, big smash

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON CRASHES

    Drama as Lewis Hamilton spins and is in the gravel. He has hit the barrier. He has broken off his front wing

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 30

    Verstappen
    Hamilton
    Leclerc
    Norris
    Perez
    Sainz
    Ricciardo
    Stroll
    Bottas
    Russell
    Raikkonen
    Tsunoda
    Giovinazzi
    Ocon
    Alonso
    Gasly
    Vettel
    Schumacher
    Mazepin

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON STOPS FOR TYRES

    But he is held up by the Alfa Romeo and it is a slow stop – a slow stop – four seconds. That has cost him P1 and Verstappen leads.

  • Ben Hunt

    PIT STOP TIME

    Sainz, Ricciardo and Stroll all stop for slicks.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 28 VERSTAPPEN PITS

    The Red Bull man stops for tyres.

    Hamilton has to go for it.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON IS MOTORING

    He is now just 2 seconds behind Verstappen.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON HAS CAUGHT VERSTAPPEN

    The world champion has cut Verstappen's lead to 2.5 seconds. But he has now had his progress halted by Vettel, who is a back-marker.

  • Ben Hunt

    VETTEL SERVES HIS PENALTY

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 24

    Bottas is battling Stroll for eighth place. Hugely disappointing from the Mercedes man.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 22

    Vettel stops for slicks. BUT now he get's a penalty for his start. Those brake fixes were not done in time, so he has a 10 second stop/go penalty to serve too.

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