Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher’s report of 91 wins in Formulation One with victory within the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took one other stride towards his seventh championship title.
Hamilton began behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas however took the lead when the Finn ran huge on lap 13. Bottas retired with a automotive drawback 5 laps later. Hamilton comfortably held off Max Verstappen within the Purple Bull after a security automotive bunched up the pack late within the race. Hamilton took the win by practically 5 seconds from Verstappen, with third for Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s first podium end since 2011. Hamilton now leads Bottas by 69 factors with six races to go. Successful the title would deliver Hamilton degree with Schumacher’s report of seven championships.
“What a outcome, thanks a lot,” Hamilton instructed his staff. Schumacher’s son Mick introduced Hamilton with considered one of his father’s helmets after the race, and Hamilton took it with him to the rostrum.
One other report fell as Kimi Raikkonen began his 323rd race, beating the mark set by Rubens Barrichello from 1993 by means of 2011. Raikkonen positioned 12th after he picked up a time penalty for colliding with George Russell and sending the Williams driver right into a spin. Russell retired with a puncture quickly after.
It was one other lengthy race for Ferrari in a troubled season for the Italian staff. Charles Leclerc began fourth however lacked the tempo to carry the place and completed seventh whereas Sebastian Vettel trailed in 11th after a spin.
It was the primary F1 race since 2013 on the Nürburgring in Germany and was named the Eifel Grand Prix after a close-by mountain vary.