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Hamilton wins in Portimao

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:24 Mon, 03 May 2021

Hamilton wins in Portimao | News Article
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen - Getty

The seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, earned the 97th win of this career by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao.

Hamilton, who missed out on the 100th pole start of his career, picked his opportunity perfect to overtake Max Verstappen and then his teammate, Valterri Bottas.

Hamilton was first past the checkered flag, followed by Verstappen and then Bottas.

Hamilton says the race was won and lost by the finest of margins.

“That was such a tough race physically and mentally. I didn't get a good start and also lost out at the restart but it was a great result in the end.

“Today wasn't all perfect and we need to get ready now for the quick turnaround for Spain.”

It's a record 15th time the trio has all be on the podium together.

Results

1 Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1hr 34min 31.421sec

2 Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull-Honda) at 29.148sec

3 Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) 33.530

4 Sergio Pérez (MEX/Red Bull-Honda) 39.735

5 Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) 51.369

6 Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) 55.781

7 Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine-Renault) 1:03.749

8 Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine-Renault) 1:04.808

9 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:15.369

10 Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri-Honda) 1:16.463

11 Carlos Sainz (ESP/Ferrari) 1:18.955

12 Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA/Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 1 lap

13 Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1 lap

14 Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1 lap

15 Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri-Honda) 1 lap

16 George Russell (GBR/Williams-Mercedes) 1 lap

17 Mick Schumacher (GER/Haas-Ferrari) 2 laps

18 Nicholas Latifi (CAN/Williams-Mercedes) 2 laps

19 Nikita Mazepin (RUS/Haas-Ferrari) 2 laps

Retired: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari)

Driver Standings

1 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 69 pts

2 Max Verstappen (NED) 61

3 Lando Norris (GBR) 37

4 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 32

5 Charles Leclerc (MON) 28

6 Sergio Pérez (MEX) 22

7 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 16

8 Carlos Sainz (ESP) 14

9 Esteban Ocon (FRA) 8

10 Pierre Gasly (FRA) 7

11 Lance Stroll (CAN) 5

12 Fernando Alonso (ESP) 5

13 Yuki Tsunoda (JPN) 2

14 Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) 0

15 Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) 0

16 Sebastian Vettel (GER) 0

17 George Russell (GBR) 0

18 Mick Schumacher (GER) 0

19 Nikita Mazepin (RUS) 0

20 Nicholas Latifi (CAN) 0

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