Finally came one of the most important days for the sports career of Lewis hamilton. The Briton took the Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix and equaled the record of victories of Michael Schumacher. In addition, Hamilton was able to continue increasing the difference with his partner Valtteri Bottas, who had to leave after leading the first part of the test.
The career of Eifel GP seemed unpredictable in the preview. The strong cold that settled in the circuit Nürburgring it caused the car tires to generate a lot of errors for the drivers. However, the most significant abandonment of the day was that of Valtteri Bottas, who had made a great start and made a big difference compared to his teammate.
Lewis hamilton he took a victory that begins to put in his pocket the seventh championship of his career. Yet today he equaled the incredible win record that belonged to Michael Schumacher. The Briton earned his 91st victory. Who followed him throughout the test was Max verstappen, who on the last lap snatched the fastest lap of the race and earned an extra point.
Third place went to Daniel Ricciardo, that with his Renault he obtained the first podium of the season, and the first with the French team. The Australian more than met the expectations placed on him. Now it only remains to know if he will finally fulfill the promise made at the beginning of the season. Yes Ricciardo got a podium before leaving Renaultboth he and the team leader Cyril Abiteboul will need to get a tattoo.
The status of the championship
The leader remains Lewis hamilton, although now he already makes a lot of difference to his persecutor, Valtteri Bottas. The Briton has 230 points against 161 units of Bottas. Third continues Max verstappen with 147. The pilot classification continues to be dominated by Mercedes that already scores 180 points from Red Bull.