Hamilton puts Verstappen at a distance

Hamilton puts Verstappen at a distance

Portimo. Overtracked and annoyed, Sebastian Vettel prepared for more weeks of frustration over his new Formula 1 employer. In Aston Martin’s third bankruptcy in the third race, Hesse did not have a chance again in 13th place in Portugal’s wind lottery. “We noticed that we lack speed and speed,” complained to the blind visually on Sunday in Portimo. Although deafness and attrition had thrown him into 15th place in Bahrain and Imola, this time also a problem-free race was not enough to premiere in the green.

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Louise Hamilton at the Champagne Shower in Portimo. © dpa

World champion Lewis Hamilton won the less exciting Grand Prix. In the Algarve hills, the Mercedes star took the lead in the overall standings with the 97th Grand Prix success of his career. Challenger Max Verstappen had to settle for second place despite a strong journey. The third was Valtteri Bottas, who could not maintain his pole position.

Grand Prix von Portugal (66 Rundane at 4.635 km / 308.877 km): 1.…

Portugal’s Grand Prix (4.6 leap length 4.635 km / 308.877 km): 1 Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes 1: 34: 31.421 hours; 2. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) – Red Bull +29.148 seconds; 3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) – Mercedes +33,530; 4. Sergio Perez (Mexico) – Red Bull +39,735; 5. Lando Norris (UK) – McLaren +51,369; 6. Charles Lecler (Monaco) – Ferrari +55.781; 7. Estebon Ocon (France) – Alpine +1: 03.749 minutes; 8. Fernando Alonso (Spain) – Alpine +1: 04,808; 9. Daniel Ricardo (Australia) – McLaren +1: 15.369; 10. Pierre Gasly (France) – Alpha Tauri +1: 16.463; 11. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spain) – Ferrari +1: 18.955; 12. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) – Alfa Romeo + 1 round; 13. Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) – Aston Martin + 1 round; 14. Lance Stroke (Canada) – Aston Martin + 1 lap; 15. Yuki Tsunoda (Japan) – Alpha Tauri + 1 round; 16. George Russell (Great Britain) – Williams + 1RD; 17. Mick Schumacher (Gland / Switzerland) – Haas + 2 rounds; 18. Nicholas Latifi (Canada) – Williams + 2RD; 19. Nikita Masepin (Russia) – Haas + 2RD.

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Failures: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) – Alfa Romeo (second round).

Driver standings after 3 of 23 races: 1 Hamilton 69 points; 2. Verstappen 61; 3. Norris 37; 4. Batas 32.

Mick Schumacher Satisfied

“She was such a tough race physically and mentally. It would have been very easy to make mistakes. I have to recover for two or three days now, “Hamilton admitted:” That wasn’t right, we still have to bend some stones. “Verstappen said it was a” decent race “and had to admit:” In the end we lacked some speed compared to Mercedes. “

Newcomer Mick Schumacher led his defeated Haas to 17th place in the third race of the season. “We can be happy with what we have achieved,” the 22-year-old said. The World Cup, however, would take the shape of a duel between Hamilton and Verstappen, who, like Bahrain and Imola, won each other. The British defending champion is eight points ahead of the Dutchman with 69 points before continuing his journey to the Spanish race next Sunday. DPA

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