Tremendous, intense ... This is how the 2021 edition of the Russian Grand Prix, that by the 15th date of the World Cup F1 It was carried out in the circuit of Sochi. The victory was for the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who like this became the first pilot to achieve one hundred wins in the top flight.
Hamilton redeemed himself from a bug-plagued Saturday that forced him to start from fourth. With a good rhythm and a good strategy he managed to beat his young compatriot Lando Norris (McLaren), who started from pole position and showed that he is getting closer and closer to achieving his first success in the specialty.
Hamilton and Norris battled for victory in the final part of the competition, where the rain also played a key role in adding emotion to the British fight for victory.
With three laps to go, Hamilton entered the pits to put on rain tires and that gave him a great advantage as Norris refused to enter and paid for that with a series of oversights that allowed the champion to overcome him without problems.
Thanks to his fifth win of the year, Hamilton moved to the front of the championship with two points of advantage over the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who had a run after finishing second after starting from last place. The podium was completed by the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrar), who came to lead during the first part of the competition.
“Reaching XNUMX victories has taken a long time. He wasn't even sure he would make it… It wouldn't have been easy to overtake Lando, who had a very good pace. The rain came at the right time… In the end the team made a good strategic choice ”, Hamilton acknowledged after this very special victory.
RUSSIA GRAND PRIZE 2021 RESULTS
|POS||PILOT||CAR||VTAS||TIME / dIF.||ptS.|
|2||33||RED BULL RACING HONDA||53||+53.271s||18|
|8||7||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||53||+88.955s||4|
|9||11||RED BULL RACING HONDA||53||+90.076s||2|
|11||18||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||53||+106.198s||0|
|12||5||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||52||+1 round||0|
|13||10||ALPHATAURI HONDA||52||+1 round||0|
|14||31||ALPINE RENAULT||52||+1 round||0|
|16||99||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||52||+1 round||0|
|17||22||ALPHATAURI HONDA||52||+1 round||0|
|18||9||HAAS FERRARI||51||+2 laps.||0|
AVERAGE: 204,941 km / h. LAP RECORD: Lando Norris, in the 39th, in 1m37s423 / 1000 at 216,097 km / h.
|2||NED||RED BULL RACING HONDA||244.5|
|5||MEX||RED BULL RACING HONDA||120|
|12||GER||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||35|
|13||CAN||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||24|
|17||END||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||6|
|18||ITA||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
|2||RED BULL RACING HONDA||364.5|
|7||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||59|
|9||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||7|
NEXT DATE: 10/10, Turkish GP.