Lewis Hamilton, champion!

The Mercedes driver won the Turkish Grand Prix and achieved his seventh Formula 1 title.

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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.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: LAT Images.

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.

Turkish GP start
The start of the Turkish GP with Stroll leading the pack. Photo: Racing Point Press.

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.

Sergio Pérez
Pérez finished second. Photo: Racing Point Press.

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.


pos. No. pilot auto laps time / Dif. PTS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 58 1:42:19.313 25
2 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 58 +31.633s 18
3 5 Sebastian Hag FERRARI 58 +31.960s 15
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 58 +33.858s 12
5 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 58 +34.363s 10
6 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 58 +44.873s 8
7 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 58 +46.484s 6
8 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 58 +61.259s 5
9 18 Throw Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 58 +72.353s 2
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 58 +95.460s 1
11 31 Esteban Or with RENAULT 57 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 57 +1 lap 0
13 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 57 +1 lap 0
14 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 57 +1 lap 0
15 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 57 +1 lap 0
16 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 57 +1 lap 0
17 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 55 DNF 0
NC 8 Roman Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 49 DNF 0
NC 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 39 DNF 0
NC 99 Antonio Giovinazzi 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.

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