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Lewis Hamilton hails rain for winning his 100th grand prix

Lewis Hamilton hails rain for winning his 100th grand prix

27/9/2021 4:45:00 AM

Lewis Hamilton hails rain for winning his 100th grand prix

Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 grands prix with a dramatic rain-assisted victory in Russia that sent the Mercedes driver back to the top of the championship yesterday. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished an impressive second at Sochi, after...

EngagementsLewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 grands prix with a dramatic rain-assisted victory in Russia that sent the Mercedes driver back to the top of the championship yesterday.Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished an impressive second at Sochi, after starting last of 20 drivers due to engine penalties, thereby limiting the damage from his rival's win.

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton is now two points clear of Verstappen with seven races remaining, after starting fourth on the grid and five points behind the young Dutchman.Spaniard Carlos Sainz was third for Ferrari on a day of heartbreak for McLaren's Lando Norris, who led three laps from the end but decided to stay out on slick tyres as the rain fell and ended up seventh.

The 21-year-old Briton slid and slithered on the treacherous surface as Hamilton, who had pitted from second place for intermediate tyres with four laps to go, made up the 25-second gap and seized the lead. Read more: The New Paper »

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Hamilton takes his 100th F1 win with victory in RussiaLewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with a victory in Russia that sent him back on top of the championship. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second, after starting in last place, to limit the damage with Hamilton now two points clear. Spaniard Carlos Sainz was third for F

Hamilton claims 100th F1 win with victory in Russia:Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 grands prix with a dramatic rain-assisted victory in Russia that sent the Mercedes driver back to the top of the championship on Sunday.Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished an impressive second at Sochi's Olympic Park, after starting 20th and last d

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McLaren's Norris takes his first F1 pole in RussiaMcLaren's Lando Norris took the first Formula One pole position of his career in a damp qualifying session for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.Ferrari's Carlos Sainz will join the Briton on the front row in Sochi, with Williams' George Russell third and seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton qualify

Hamilton denies feeling the pressure after pitlane slipLewis Hamilton denied he was feeling the pressure of the Formula One title battle after an 'embarrassing' and unusual pitlane error in Saturday's Russian Grand Prix qualifying left him fourth on the starting grid for Sunday's race.The seven-times world champion, and most successful driver of all time, bru

Final Russian GP practice cancelled due to rain, qualifying uncertainFinal practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi on Saturday, with later qualifying uncertain and at risk of being postponed until Sunday.Race stewards said in a statement that the decision had been taken for safety reasons and due to force majeure.The