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F1 racing, Turkish GP: Hamilton hits the 7th “glory peak”

The track at Istanbul Park saw another stellar performance from champion Lewis Hamilton, thereby earning him his 7th personal title in his career and many other achievements established on Sunday, Japan.


Ranking run: The first pole in 11 years for “pink panther”
Lance Stroll (Racing Point) shocked with the first pole record in his F1 career in Turkey. He was the first Canadian driver to win a pole since the European GP leg in 1997 when Jacques Villeneuve put the Williams in first place. Stroll became the fifth youngest driver in F1 history – 22 years and 17 days – to have this feat.
Lewis Hamilton ranked 6th, having his worst ranking since the German leg of 2018 when he was 14th … but still crowned in the tumultuous race that Sunday afternoon. Previously, he won the race in his home country British GP 2014 from 6th place.
Racing Point, formerly Force India, had the first pole position (in team history through the times / renaming) at the 2009 Belgian GP with the unexpected achievement of Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy). And this is their 2nd pole. Mercedes’ 100% first place start in 2020 has been halted, but they maintain that record as an engine supplier, thanks to the “pink quote”.
Lewis Hamilton ranked 6th, having his worst ranking since the German leg of 2018 when he was 14th … but still crowned in the tumultuous race that Sunday afternoon. Previously, he won the race in his home country British GP 2014 from 6th place.