Lewis Hamilton wins first season of Styrian Grand Prix
British racing driver Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton won his first race of the season ‘Styrian Grand Prix’ in Austria.
Media reports said that the British racer converted his stunning qualifying performance into his first race win of the season.
Lewis Hamilton was happy to get the win after his fourth-place finish last weekend.
Hamilton has taken his 85th career win. He’s now just six wins behind Schumacher’s all-time record of 91.
Furthermore, Hamilton was 1.2 seconds faster than second-placed starter Max Verstappen in Q3 and left the Red Bull driver for dead.
Verstappen left with no option but to hold off the other Mercedes Valtteri Bottas.
But Finn took second place with four laps to spare as Verstappen’s Red Bull ran out of steam.
🏁 LAP 71/71 – END OF RACE 🏁
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 12, 2020
Alex Albon came fourth as the team improved on their misery last weekend when both drivers retired at their home track.
The incident, in the race that made headlines on Monday that two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc crashed into each other on the opening lap.
Both were forced to retire quickly and 22-year-old Leclerc took the blame for the shunt.
Daniel Ricciardo finished eighth in his Renault ahead of the second McLaren Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat in the 10th.
Talking to media after the race, the Brit racer Lewis Hamilton said:
“This has been quite a weird year but it’s great to be back up here and driving with this kind of performance.”
“The team did a great job with the strategy and it was just up to me to keep it together, stay off the curbs and bring it home.”
“I’m so grateful to be back in the first place.”
“It feels like a long time coming from last year and after a difficult weekend last week, this is a great step forward.”
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