Hamilton wins Portuguese GP, extends lead over Verstappen
Hamilton and Verstappen have been in the top two in all three races
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 97th career win on Sunday and extended his championship lead over Max Verstappen to eight points.
The Mercedes driver started from second on the grid behind teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished third behind Verstappen’s Red Bull and took a bonus point for the fastest lap.
Hamilton and Verstappen have been in the top two in all three races, with Hamilton winning two of them heading into next Sunday’s Spanish GP.
Bottas took pole to deny Hamilton a record-extending 100th, making him the third different pole-sitter so far after Verstappen and Hamilton.
He made a clean start to hold off Hamilton and Verstappen but then slipped behind.
The safety car came out on Lap 2 of 66 for debris on the track when veteran Kimi Raikkonen lost his front wing and went off into gravel after clipping the left rear tire of his Alfa Romeo teammate Antonio Giovinazzi.
Australia has been relatively slow to roll out vaccines to the... READ MORE
McIlroy finished at 10-under 274 for his 19th career victory, and his ... READ MORE
Milan led the way for much of the season but could not keep pace with ... READ MORE
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff hailed another faultless performance by ... READ MORE
Charter flight operators are making a killing at the expense of... READ MORE
After staying in dormitories in Deira, scamsters shifted many to Ras... READ MORE
Video of animal in villa garden goes viral; police ask residents to... READ MORE
Ronaldinho becomes the latest football icon to have received the 10-... READ MORE