Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two
VIENNA (AUSTRIA) – To celebrate his 85th Formula One victory, six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the Styrian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday. He inches closer to Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 victories.
His Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, who won last weekend’s season-opener held sans viewers at Austria’s Red Bull Ring, came 13.719 seconds behind. His championship lead was slashed to six points.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished the round more than half a minute behind Hamilton.
Hamilton’s win was his first since Abu Dhabi in November and he extended his record run of successive points finishes to 35 races.
“What a weird year it is, but it’s great to be back up here, to be driving with this kind of performance,” said Hamilton.
“I’m so grateful to be back in first place. It feels like a long time coming since the last race last year, and to come back in after a difficult weekend last week is a great, great step forwards.”
The race on Sunday was the first time a circuit has hosted two back-to-back rounds in the same championship year as the original schedule was changed because of the pandemic.
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