German Grand Prix 2018
Lewis Hamilton has taken victory in the Germany GP after triumphing from the lowest grid position of his career fourteenth in incredible circumstances at Hockenheim as title rival Sebastien Vettel crashed out while leading.
The British driver, 33, had to wait more than two and a half hours for his victory to be confirmed as he was investigated over his aborted entry into the pit-lane after Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel crashed.
The pivotal moment in the race came under the safety car prompted by Vettel’s crash, Hamilton’s Mercedes team called him in and then out of the pits and Lewis Hamilton opted to trust his instincts and stay out, veering from the pit entry and cutting the line separating it from the track. Taking lead after Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen, who held track position ahead of him, had pitted.
After summoning the Mercedes driver, the stewards found Hamilton guilty of breaking the regulations by opted to hand him a reprimand rather than a time penalty, which would have cost him the victory.
Lewis Hamilton started the German Grand Prix with perhaps slightly more pressure than usual, The Brit just had just signed a new Mercedes contract worth up to £40m a year, but ended the race with a demonstration as to why he justifies that sort of money. Taking victory from starting position fourteenth is a remarkable new record in itself for Hamilton.
Hamilton’s sixty sixth career win came at Mercedes’ and Sebastien Vettel’s home race, while Ferrari’s Sebastien Vettel took victory at Silverstone in the British Grand Prix on Sunday eighth July.
Mercedes’ victory in Hockenheim gave Lewis Hamilton a 17- point championship lead over rival Vettel. The 2018 Grand Prix has been incredible this season for Mercedes with victories in Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Spanish Grand Prix, French Grand Prix and now German Grand Prix while finishing on podium in nearly every other race.
As for Ferrari they’ve also had a brilliant start to 2018 Formula One with Victories at the Australian GP in Melbourne, Bahrain GP, Canadian GP and British Grand Prix – both Hamilton and Vettel finished podium positions for everyone’s favourite – The Monaco Grand Prix both falling short of RedBull’s Daniel Riccairdo.
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