Hamilton’s road to his seventh title, race by race – other sports

Lewis Hamilton secured his seventh Formula One world championship on the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher’s file tally.

The Mercedes driver, with a file 94 wins, is essentially the most profitable Formula One driver of all time. The following particulars his development to the 2020 title.

AUSTRIAN GP (Valtteri Bottas 25, Charles Leclerc 18, Lando Norris 16)

Bottas received from pole place, with a time penalty dropping Hamilton to fourth. There had been solely 11 finishers, with Norris setting quickest lap. An error in qualifying dropped Hamilton from the entrance row to fifth.

STYRIAN GP (Bottas 43 factors, Hamilton 37, Norris 26)

Hamilton received from pole whereas Bottas began fourth however completed second. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen accomplished the rostrum. Leclerc and Ferrari staff mate Sebastian Vettel collided on the opening lap and retired.

HUNGARIAN GP (Hamilton 63, Bottas 58, Verstappen 33)

Hamilton received once more from pole, and for a file eighth time in Hungary, to wrest the championship lead from Bottas who completed third after a botched begin. Verstappen was second, regardless of crashing on the way in which to the grid.

BRITISH GP (Hamilton 88, Bottas 58, Verstappen 52)

Hamilton received from pole, his file seventh British victory, however crossed the road on three wheels after a final lap puncture. Verstappen was second however took quickest lap. Leclerc was third. Bottas completed eleventh after a late puncture when second.

70TH ANNIVERSARY GP (Hamilton 107, Verstappen 77, Bottas 73)

Bottas took pole however Verstappen received to finish Mercedes’ successful streak. Hamilton handed Bottas with two laps to go for second place and in addition set quickest lap. Hamilton’s podium equalled Schumacher’s file of 155.

SPANISH GP (Hamilton 132, Verstappen 95, Bottas 89)

Another win from pole for Hamilton, his fourth of the season. Bottas began on the entrance row however dropped to third in the beginning.

BELGIAN GP (Hamilton 157, Verstappen 110, Bottas 107)

Hamilton began on pole and led each lap to beat Schumacher’s F1 file of 24,244km within the lead. Bottas completed second, his finest consequence at Spa.

ITALIAN GP (Hamilton 164, Bottas 117, Verstappen 110)

Hamilton’s 94th pole however he completed seventh with the quickest lap (his fiftieth). The Briton led however had to serve a ten second cease/go penalty for a security automotive infringement. Bottas began on the entrance row, made a poor begin and completed fifth.

TUSCAN GP (Hamilton 190, Bottas 135, Verstappen 110)

Hamilton’s ninetieth win and sixth of the season got here from pole. He additionally set the quickest lap and took a file 222nd factors end. Bottas was second.

RUSSIAN GP (Hamilton 205, Bottas 161, Verstappen 128)

Bottas celebrated his second win of the season and set the quickest lap. Hamilton began on pole however collected two 5 second penalties for pre-race observe begin infringements. The race was the Briton’s one hundred and fiftieth for Mercedes.

EIFEL GP (Hamilton 230, Bottas 161, Verstappen 147)

Hamilton, beginning second, equalled Schumacher’s all-time file of 91 wins. Bottas began on pole however suffered his first retirement of the season.

PORTUGUESE GP (Hamilton 256, Bottas 179, Verstappen 162)

Hamilton began on pole and took a file 92nd win in addition to the quickest lap. The Briton received by 25.592 seconds, his largest margin of the yr. Bottas was second.

EMILIA ROMAGNA GP (Hamilton 282, Bottas 197, Verstappen 162)

Mercedes clinched the constructors’ title and made positive of the drivers’ title — with Bottas now Hamilton’s solely rival — for a file seventh yr in a row. Bottas began on pole however collected particles on lap two and broken his automotive. Hamilton took his ninth win of the season and 93rd of his profession.

TURKISH GP (Hamilton 307, Bottas 197, Verstappen 170)

Hamilton took his 94th profession win after beginning sixth on a moist observe to safe his seventh world championship in model, ending 31 seconds away from Mexican Sergio Perez. Bottas, lapped, completed 14th.

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