Lewis Hamilton has won his ninetieth Grand Prix title after winning the Tuscan race in Mugello, Italy today.
In a race that was much of a Mercedes battle, Hamilton did so well to overtake his teammate Valterri Bottas to land his 6th win of the season and move just within one title to equal Micheal Schumacher’s record of 91.
It was the first time the Mugello Circuit will be hosting an F1 race and it went chaotic as eight drivers couldn’t finish the race meaning only 12 ended the race.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen crashed early on in the very first lap, the third time he won’t be finishing a race this season and the second time in a row he will retire from a race after last week’s race at the Italian GP.
It is also the fourth time the Dutchman failed to complete the first lap. Last week’s winner, Pierre Gasly also crashed out in the first lap after a collision with Kimi Raikonnen.
Fans were allowed to watch a race for the first time this season, a total of 2,800 spectators witnessed the Tuscan GP as Hamilton went 47 points ahead of second-placed Bottas in the drivers’ standings.
In what was Ferrari’s 1000th race, both drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel finished 9th and 10th respectively. Alex Albon of the Red Bull got a first podium finish of his career by finishing third.
TOP 5 – Drivers Standings
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 190 points
- Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes 135 points
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull 110 points
- Lance Stroll – Racing Point 65 points
- Lando Norris – McLaren 63 points
TOP 5 – Constructors Standings
- Mercedes – 325 points
- Red Bull – 173 points
- McLaren – 106 points
- Racing Point – 92 points
- Renault – 83 points