Lewis Hamilton celebrated the 90th victory of him Formula One career after a crash-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The tournament took place on Sunday. It stopped twice and then restarted. He is now one short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.
Finnish Valtteri Bottas completed the Mercedes one-two at the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in central Italy. Bottas is the six-time World champion’s teammate.
Red Bull’s Alexander Albon took his first career F1 podium. His Dutch teammate Max Verstappen retired after a second corner collision.
“It was all a bit of a daze. It was like three races in one day,” stated Hamilton. He finished 4.880 seconds clear of Bottas for a record 222nd points finish.
The race was Ferrari’s 1,000th GP. However, all it could manage was eighth through Charles Leclerc.
The race first went on a halt eight laps in after a mass-collision among backmarkers. The safety car, deployed at the end of the opening laps, headed back into the pits. The race stopped again with 13 laps remaining. Canadian Lance Stroll had apparently crashed his Racing Point after a puncture.