This is the Hamilton I grew to love and admire… what an amazing show of force by Lewis, and the team, against all odds. Lewis took this win followed by Max and Bottas in yet another titanic battle. Let’s start.
Bottas flew off the starting grid but lost his position when going wide on one of the turns. Norris got into a racing incident with Sainz resulting in him getting a puncture and ending in the bottom of the grid. He did climb to and finish in p10.
The Alpines managed to give Ricciardo a tough race funnily enough but he managed to out wit them by the end of the first half. Even though Ricciardo had a very steady performance and great pace he climbed to P7 but in the final third of the race the engine gave in after dropping deployment and giving a cool-engine error message. He retired for the first time this season.
Both Ferraris were very consistent in their pace and execution proving their superiority over the slowly deteriorating Mclaren team. I have to admit that the reds have been better at development and deployment in the final stages of this season.
Tsunoda got into contact with Stroll after an over ambitious attempt to overtake. This ended up with safety car which closed the gap between the pack. Stroll landed a DNF due to this damage.
Lewis showed us how good he is by climbing 5 places in 3 laps! Lewis climbed to P2 by lap 19 in an battle with Perez who simply couldn’t defend the position long enough.
Lewis closed the gap to Max and engaged an overtake only to be pushed out cheekily by Max… if the roles were reversed the toxic Redbull community would have a group wank hissy-fit. A black a white flag was shown to Max for weaving in the straights just as Hamilton overtook the dutchman. Now to the next GP!