Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won Sunday’s German Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hockenheim. A success that allows him to regain the lead of the championship.
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won Sunday’s German Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hockenheim (Baden-Württemberg), ahead of Finns Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari).
This 66th career success allows him to take the lead of the World Championship, with a 17-point advantage, to the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), who dropped out after leaving the track on lap 52 as he led and that the rain had made its appearance.
This is the first time that Stevenage native won a race after going beyond the first six places.
“Always believe it, I prayed long before the start,” said the quadruple world champion, very experienced but delighted.
“The team did a great job, the car was amazing”
The British anthem in honor of the winner was played under a huge storm.
Mercedes also recovered the lead of the manufacturers’ standings, eight points ahead of Ferrari.
The next Grand Prix will take place in a week in Hungary, before the summer break.