Lewis Hamilton went from less to more to claim victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday and his Mercedes team celebrated the seventh consecutive constructors’ title.
Hamilton extended his Formula One win record to 93 after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished third in his Renault to take the podium for the second time this season.
Hamilton started second and was passed by Max Verstappen, who retired 11 laps from the end after a puncture in his right front wheel. This led to the entry of the safety car, forcing the drivers to switch from medium to hard tires.
Hamilton missed the first window for refueling and entered later than the other drivers, but his lead was wide enough to leave with a two-second lead over Bottas.
The safety car remained on the track when George Russell lost control of Williams and rammed the barriers. The Brit was unharmed, but did not hide his anger by sitting on the grass at the side of the track.
Botta had the opportunity to besiege Hamilton with six laps to go, but Hamilton took off at the restart and clocked his fastest laps after another comfortable victory.
F1 returned to the Imola circuit for the first time since 2006, when Michael Schumacher won the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit located at the heart of Italian motorsports, and the site where Ayrton Senna was killed in a high-speed crash in 1994. .
Hamilton was coming off breaking Schumacher’s winning record when he took No. 92 last weekend in Portugal. AP (HN).