English Lewis Hamilton champion of the 2020 World Cup F1 early after winning the Turkish Grand Prix, 14th date of the tournament that was held on a wet track. With this new crown, the pilot of Mercedes has seven in his campaign in the Maximum and equals the German record Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton won the crown in a weekend that did not have him as a great protagonist due to the rain. On a wet track the Black Arrows were not forceful and allowed other drivers and teams to excel, as happened with Racing Point with the canadian Lance stroll and the Mexican Sergio Pérez.
After starting sixth, Hamilton moved up to third at the first corner, but then dropped a couple of places. The slippery wet track was not an ally for the champion, who struggled throughout the first part of the test to stay in the Top 5.
Undoubtedly, his work was facilitated with the Finn's top Valtteri Bottas, his teammate, in the first corner after the start. The Nordic, who failed to recover, was the only one who had a chance to prevent the premature conquest of his teammate.
As the track dried, Hamilton's figure increased. He put in several fast laps, gained positions, reached first place, managed his tires well and imposed a fast pace that allowed him to escape from his guards to conquer his tenth victory of the year without further shocks. In this way, a new champion's cup was brought to its trophy room along with those achieved in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 y 2019.
During the first part of the race Stroll and Pérez were immovable in the first positions of the classification. However, when circuit conditions improved, Formula 1 returned to normal with Hamilton and his car on another level.
The battle for the second step of the podium was won by Pérez, who was 26 seconds behind the winner. The German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) finished second despite the Scuderia once again being strangely slow at pit stops. The quadruple champion took advantage of a failed attempt by his partner Charles Leclerc for passing Pérez on the last lap to overcome him and return to the stage for the first time in the year. The Monegasque, meanwhile, arrived fourth after starting 12th.
Stroll? He crossed the line in ninth place, a poor result considering that he started from pole position and led the competition during the first half.
With the 2020 champions already defined, Formula 1 will make a stopover in Bahrain, where it will be presented on November 29 and December 6; and will close the contest in Abu Dhabi, on December 13.
GRAND PRIZE OF TURKEY 2020
|pos.||pilot||auto||laps||time / Dif.||PTS|
|2||11||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||58||+31.633s||18|
|6||33||RED BULL RACING HONDA||58||+44.873s||8|
|7||23||RED BULL RACING HONDA||58||+46.484s||6|
|9||18||RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES||58||+72.353s||2|
|12||26||ALPHATAURI HONDA||57||+1 lap||0|
|13||10||ALPHATAURI HONDA||57||+1 lap||0|
|15||7||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||57||+1 lap||0|
|16||63||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||57||+1 lap||0|
|NC||99||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||11||DNF||0|
AVERAGE: 181,425 km / h. LAP RECORD: Norris, on 58th, in 1: 36.806 at 198,508 km / h.
PILOT CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Hamilton, 307 points; 2) Bottas, 197; 3) Verstappen, 170; 4) Pérez, 100; 5) Leclerc, 97; 6) Ricciardo, 96; 7) Sainz, 75; 8) Norris, 74; 9) Albon, 70; 10) Gasly, 63; 11) Stroll, 59; 12) Ocon, 40; 13) Vettel, 33; 14) Kvyat, 26; 15) Hulkenberg, 10; 16) Raikkonen and Giovinazzi, 4; 18) Grosjean, 2; 19) Magnussen, 1.
BUILDERS CUP: 1) Mercedes, 504 points; 2) Red Bull, 240; 3) Racing Point, 154; 4) McLaren, 149; 5) Renault, 136; 6) Ferrari, 130; 7) AlphaTauri, 89; 8) Alfa Romeo, 8; 9) Haas, 3.