Lando Norris missed his first ever Grand Prix victory as heavy rains caused confusion at the end of the Russian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made the right call and won the 100th World Champion.
Max Verstappen was forced to start the race at the end after an engine penalty and found it much harder to slice the puck than Hamilton, who hit a wall and started in 7th place during a wild qualifying session on Saturday. I did.
Hamilton didn’t have the pace advantage that Mercedes had customary during the rule of the hybrid era, but he was able to pave the way for the race.
For the first time pole sitter Lando Norris led most of the race, but Hamilton appeared in the mirror with 15 laps remaining and arrived within a second, but his team found it difficult to get over it. Told.
And it didn’t rain for the first hour of the race, so I finally landed. With some of the track wet and the rest dry, Hamilton switched to the middle with only five laps left and Norris bet on staying on slick tires. Hamilton turned out to be right, as he had done many times before, and he passed Norris in two laps while Norris had to settle in seventh place.
“Land did such a great job, and it was bittersweet to see my old team ahead,” Hamilton saw Norris hanging on the lead until the rain changed the race. I said that.
“clearly [Mercedes] Finally made a great call [to put on inters] And I am very grateful to all the men and women who have returned here and at the factory. “
Details to follow.