NÜRBURG, Germany — Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher’s report of ninety one wins in System 1 with victory in the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took an additional stride towards his seventh championship title.
Hamilton started off powering his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas but took the lead when the Finn ran large on lap thirteen. Bottas retired with a motor vehicle challenge 5 laps later on. Hamilton comfortably held off Max Verstappen in the Pink Bull just after a security motor vehicle bunched up the pack late in the race.
Hamilton took the gain by almost 5 seconds from Verstappen, with 3rd for Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s very first podium end since 2011. Hamilton now prospects Bottas by sixty nine details with 6 races to go. Successful the title would deliver Hamilton stage with Schumacher’s report of seven championships.
“What a consequence, thanks so considerably,” Hamilton informed his staff. Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with 1 of his father’s helmets just after the race, and Hamilton took it with him to the podium.
A further report fell as Kimi Raikkonen started off his 323rd race, beating the mark set by Rubens Barrichello from 1993 as a result of 2011.
Raikkonen placed 12th just after he picked up a time penalty for colliding with George Russell and sending the Williams driver into a spin. Russell retired with a puncture shortly just after.
It was an additional lengthy race for Ferrari in a troubled period for the Italian staff. Charles Leclerc started off fourth but lacked the speed to hold the place and completed seventh while Sebastian Vettel trailed in eleventh just after a spin.
It was the very first F1 race since 2013 at the Nürburgring in Germany and was named the Eifel Grand Prix just after a close by mountain selection.