Lewis Hamilton wins at Turkish Grand Prix which raises to the record of Michael Schumacher.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton’s astonishing performance in the Turkish Grand Prix gave him his tenth triumph of the season – and, all the more urgently, saw him guarantee the seventh drivers’ title of his profession, to rise to the record of Michael Schumacher.
The Racing Point’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished the podium after an exciting race in Istanbul. Hamilton had begun the race in 6th, ascended to third halfway through the first lap and afterward dropped back to 6th before the finish of Lap 1 after a blunder at Turn 9.
In any case, a choice to replace tyres just once made Hamilton drive an amazing competition to guarantee triumph by more than 25 seconds from Perez.
Behind Hamilton, a dramatic last lap saw Sergio Perez overtaken by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for P2, only for Leclerc to overcook it at Turn 12, with Perez retaking second as Vettel made it through on his teammate to claim a first podium of the season.
After the victory, Hamilton said he is ‘definitely a bit lost for words’.
“Lewis: I am definitely a bit lost for words. A huge thanks to the team. To Team LH for sticking with me for all these years. And to my family. This is way, way beyond our dreams’,” Formula 1 tweeted.
Next Formula 1 race is scheduled in Bahrain on November 29th