On the evening of July 4, driver Max Verstappen won the second race in a row in Austria to firmly take the first place in the rankings of the total F1 season 2021.
Verstappen widens the gap with Hamilton
Verstappen finished the fifth time this season, when he finished first at the Austrian Grand Prix with a journey of 71 laps after 1 hour 23 minutes 54 seconds 543, less than the second runner-up Valtteri Bottas 17 seconds 973, and Norris 20 seconds. 019. The driver of the Red Bull team is 32 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton after 9 races on the overall standings (182 with 150).
The British driver fell from 2nd to 4th on the final lap, after a corner was too wide, causing part of the car to drift off the track and damage one of the tyres.
The advantage of winning the pole on the ranking day continued to help Verstappen take advantage and not miss. He maintained the lead after 71 rounds. This is considered a resounding success of Red Bull’s team when playing at home, under the cheers of thousands of fans.
Meanwhile, Hamilton has not won since the race in Spain two months ago. The defending champion’s dismal five-race streak made it difficult for him to find an eighth title.
“Honestly, today’s race was unbelievable . Really fun to drive. You enjoy the weekend with a favorite tournament, but it’s never easy to do,” said Verstappen. encourage sharing when the most.
The 10th race of the season will take place at Silverstone racecourse in the UK in two weeks. Home fans look forward to Hamilton’s 99th stage victory, as well as fierce competition from Verstappen.
Hamilton beats Schumacher’s record
Lewis Hamilton became the most successful driver in F1 history after an impressive performance at the Portuguese race to win the race for the 92nd time. Hamilton started in first place after winning pole in the qualifying session. However, the Mercedes driver was overtaken by both teammates Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz (McLaren) in the first lap. Sainz maintained his lead for six laps, before beingovertaken by two Mercedes drivers.
The British driver overcame Bottas to return to the top on lap 20 and maintained his position for the remaining 46 laps. Hamilton finished first with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes 56 seconds 828, few Bottas people to 25 seconds 592. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) finished in 3rd and 4th place, respectively.
This is the 92nd stage victory of Hamilton’s career , thereby surpassing the legendary Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins. “It’s been a privilege to work with Mercedes. It’s going to take me a while to sink in. I don’t know what to say at the moment,” Hamilton said after finishing.
Two weeks ago, the six-time world champion equaled Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins with a resounding victory at the Eifel Grand Prix, and history comes to Hamilton in Portugal on October 25.
Hamilton is aiming for new records of his own with the milestone of 100 times winning poles and winning stages. The British driver has 97 times won the pole in his career and can reach this milestone as soon as this season. He is also leading in the race for the F1 title this season, having proved unrivalled.
Winning the Portuguese stage helped Hamilton gain 26 more points, thereby bringing the total score to 256, far ahead of teammate Bottas to 77 points. Verstappen is third with 162 points.
Stage 13 of the F1 2020 season takes place at the Gran Premio Dell’emilia Romagna racecourse, Italy from October 31 to November 1.
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