Lewis Hamilton takes 90th win in red-flagged Tuscan GP

By: AP |

September 13, 2020 9:45:26 pm

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

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

A second purple 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 probability to beat race chief Hamilton if he made a robust 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 received 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 nicely to complete third and clinch a primary profession podium that can enhance his possibilities of protecting his seat alongside group star Max Verstappen subsequent yr.

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

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