Hamilton first race in Portugal

Lewis Hamilton beats Max Verstappen in Portugal, the third stage of the F1 World Championship.

  • Hamilton with his team’s crew after the race

British world champion Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes driver, won first place in the Portugal Grand Prix, the third stage of the Formula 1 World Championship, beating his Dutch rival, Max Verstappen, driver of Red Bull.

Hamilton led Verstappen, who won the last race at the Italian circuit, Imola, while the second Mercedes driver, Finnish Valtteri Bottas, came third after he was pole position.

It is the second victory for the seven-time world champion this season, and the ninety-seventh in his career to widen the lead at the lead to 8 points with Verstappen II.

“The race was tough both physically and mentally. The start was not good and I lost some time upon re-launch, but it was a great result in the end,” said Hamilton, who was deprived of a 100th start in his career.

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