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Newsdesk Unplugged: Super Max & Shanghai Surprises

In this episode of GRANDPRIX247 News Desk Unplugged, editorial duo Paul Velasco and Jad Mallak discuss the Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Shanghai, Round 5 of the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Back on the F1 calendar for the first time since 2019, the weekend in China provided interesting talking points as Max Verstappen and Red Bull emphasised their dominance with a commanding victory.

McLaren and Lando Norris surprised themselves with P2 not thinking their car would suit Shanghai. They were wrong as Lando was next best to Max. Sergio Perez qualified his mighty RBR20 in P2 on Saturday, but on Sunday he was only good for P3 after losing a spot on the opening lap and playing catch-up thereafter.

Fernando Alonso also starred for Aston Martin with that incredible save and another fired-up display from the veteran. In stark contrast, in the sister car, Lance Stroll was shockingly bad.

As were Mercedes, albeit to a lesser extent as Lewis Hamilton and George Rissell toil with little reward with another well-below package doing the pair no favours at all.

These and other topics from the Chinese Grand Prix are dissected by Paul & Jad. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Direct link to video on YouTube>>>