Magnussen now leads the championship by 46 points over Vandoorne (Da Costa mathematically has no chance to become champion anymore). This mean Magnussen only has to win the race tomorrow to become champion!
Da Costa has been handed the race win, Vandoorne claimed second place. In the championship, this mean Magnussen still leads, but he’s just 18 points ahead of Vandoorne. The championship will not be decided tomorrow either.
This means Magnussen now ‘only’ leads with 18 points over Vandoorne blowing the championship wide open. It still means that Vandoorne would need a big haul of luck to fill up that gap but at least it gives him a fighting chance.
Pretty odd to hear DAMS was out protesting Da Costa and Vandoorne, since it was their car and not Magnussen’s driving that got him disqualified. Gutted for Kevin, but Stoffel must feel pumped for tomorrow’s race and I like a dramatic ending for next race too.
Well, counting the disqualification for Magnussen, Da Costa is copying his late run of wins and podiums from last year. Maybe with every other season of racing he’s been in, it’s always a late surge of wins ect.