The special racing conditions, of a soggy and slippery Istanbul Park since the start of the weekend, heralded an equally special day, Sunday. Because the fourteenth Grand Prix of the 2020 season was of significant importance, since Lewis Hamilton could win his seventh title of world driver’s champion in Turkey, and thus become the equal of the German Michael Schumacher.
Already titled in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the 35-year-old Briton did not let the opportunity slip by winning, with style, his 94th career victory at the wheel of his Silver Arrow, two weeks after having offered a seventh consecutive constructor title to his team.
His teammate and rival Bottas dropped
There was, in any case, very little suspense in Istanbul, where the Finnish Valtteri Bottas – Hamilton’s teammate was still the only one able to delay an announced coronation a little – was let go from the start of the race. , to end up in a disappointing 14th place. But whatever, the party is total for Mercedes, which can boast of having made grow since 2013 the one who can be considered as the greatest driver in history, the man of all records.
The French Esteban Ocon (11th, Renault), Pierre Gasly (13th, AlphaTauri) and Romain Grosjean (retirement, Haas) did what they could, and will perhaps be consoled for having had the privilege of admiring far away the master will fly to the “seventh heaven”.
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