Lewis Hamilton takes 90th F1 win in red-flagged Tuscan Grand Prix

By: AP |

Updated: September 13, 2020 9:49:17 pm

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after profitable the Tuscan GP. (Source: Reuters)

Lewis Hamilton received a busy Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday to clinch his 90th Formula One win and transfer one behind Michael Schumacher’s file.

The first F1 race on a Mugello observe with super-fast corners normally utilized by MotoGP riders was incident-packed all through. Two crashes on the primary seven laps noticed six drivers exit, and a pink flag suspended the race for the primary time after the second.

A second pink flag late on following Lance Stroll’s heavy crash meant one other grid restart — on Lap 46 of 59 — and gave Valtteri Bottas one other likelihood to beat race chief Hamilton if he made a powerful begin from second.

Hamilton held agency and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo overtook Bottas, who handed him again to complete second however lose extra floor to Hamilton in the title race.

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Bottas pushed exhausting and bought to inside 1.1 seconds of Hamilton on the penultimate lap however the British driver clocked a quickest lap on the final one to take a bonus level.

Red Bull driver Alexander Albon drove properly to complete third and clinch a primary profession podium that may enhance his probabilities of conserving his seat alongside crew star Max Verstappen subsequent yr.

Hamilton can equal Schumacher’s file for wins on the Russian GP in two weeks and take a step nearer to matching Schumacher’s file of seven world titles.

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