Hamilton was very stuck at the start, Bottas immediately overtook him, and Leclerc turned third in the first corner. In the second, several people collided: Verstappen and Gasly got stuck in the gravel bed and fell out, but Grosjean and Räikkönen were also affected, but he was able to move on. Sainz spun in the middle of the field and Vettel broke his first wing in the kalamajka. The safety car was sent to the track.

Verstappen’s car was apparently ready to go, the Dutchman was ready to start.