The Grand Prix Tuscan on September 13 recently witnessed seven cars being eliminated after a series of events, but the first place was still in Lewis Hamilton’s hands.
Like the Italian Grand Prix on the Monza track last week, Ferrari’s 1000th anniversary race at the F1 tournament held in Mugello yesterday was exciting. Three times the safety vehicle appeared, twice the red flag was raised to pause the race, after a series of serious collisions. However, the two cars to finish first are still the Mercedes duo. The home team Ferrari continued to disappoint when they finished in 9th and 10th respectively.
Completing 59 laps at Mugello with a time of 2 hours 19 minutes 35,060 seconds, Hamilton had the 90th victory in his F1 career. Although starting the first time, the British driver also had to experience fierce competition with his teammate Bottas to be able to finish first at Mugello. This result helped Hamilton close the record 91 victories of the legendary Michael Schumacher, and at the same time outstripped Bottas by 55 points on the individual scoreboard.
When the race started, Hamilton lost the lead to Bottas right before Turn 1. But the race only lasted to three corners because of the collision between the trio Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Pierre Gasly ( Alpha Tauri) and Romain Grosjean (Haas). Starting in third place, but Max Verstappen (Red Bull) also dropped to the end of the race due to an engine problem while accelerating, causing the RB16 to collide with a trio of cars crashing into the gravel. Taking advantage of the incident, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) climbed to b-position just before the safety vehicle was ordered to be deployed. Gasly and Verstappen had to stop the game soon.