Kimi Raikkonen, in the race he started from third, turned to fourth with his Mercedes pilots turning first, but his Mercedes pilots climbed to second place on the road.
Sebastian Vettel, who started sixth with a grid penalty for the race, closely followed him in most of the race while Fin driver tried to close the gap with Max Verstappen until the last round.
It was thought that the team wanted Raikkonen to give way to Vettel, but Ferrari did not receive such a request.
Vettel, after the race, evaluated the chances of a team order with the following words: "No, why? Max won the race because he won, he did not make any mistakes, so he was a strong performant, and he did everything he could."
"I was struggling to beat both of them, who was pushing as much as I could, and I was pushing, and we both closed the gap, but that was not enough."
"I fell a little back in the first round, I lost time at the pit stop, so I had to climb more than the others and I think I did a good job."
"Our speed was good today, but the tires worked very well and made a difference.The strategy worked well, but Max won because it deserved victory."
"I tried to go back, I tried to protect the tires, but at the same time I had to go through the same tires for 50 rounds, I think I could get a better result if I started three rows higher today." said.
Vettel was asked to rate the race, "We had a really good break and we had a good pace."
"I was disappointed after the first round but we were able to do the back-up, I think it's a great race, I think we deserve more on the other side, so the situation is a bit complicated."
"Well, it would have been nice to start higher, I tried to regain some positions in the first corner but it did not work, unfortunately I lost momentum and the situation was the same in the third corner."
"At the beginning of the race I had to fight with Renault and Haas drivers and I got nervous, and I lost some time during the pit stop, so it was a fight for restraint for me."
"On the other side I think our speed is very good and the tire management was very good.