Lewis Hamilton wins Tuscan GP after dramatic crash involving four drivers


Ice-cool Lewis Hamilton kept his head while his rivals lost theirs to triumph in a dramatic Tuscan Grand Prix and move to within one win of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.

Seven days after Pierre Gasly romped to a shock victory in Monza, Hamilton made no mistake at Mugello to win a grand prix which saw two red flags and a dramatic four-car pile-up.

While chaos ensued behind him at the Ferrari-owned circuit in Italy, Hamilton kept out of trouble to lead home teammate Valtteri Bottas, who completed another Mercedes one-two ahead of Red Bull’s Alexander Albon.

The Briton is now just one win behind Schumacher’s record 91 wins and also looks certain to match the German’s unprecedented seven world titles this season.


It wasn’t a trademark performance from Hamilton, as Bottas assumed the lead after a slow start off the line from the pole sitter.

But after the race was red flagged for the first time following a high-speed crash involving four drivers, Hamilton took advantage to steal the lead at the restart.

And the six-time world champion nursed his Mercedes home to get back to winning ways after last week’s disappointment.

The result also compounded the misery for Ferrari, who were celebrating their 1,000th Grand Prix but both drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel missed out on a podium once again.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen crashes on the first lap

For the second week in a row, it was another thrilling showdown which had to be stopped twice following high-speed crashes.

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The first was sparked after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed into the back of Williams driver Nicholas Latifi at the restart following a safety car period.

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz then hit Giovinazzi sending the Alfa Romeo driver temporarily into the air.

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was also caught up in the accident with all four cars sent into the barriers.

Kevin Magnussen of Haas and Carlos Sainz of McLaren also crashed out of the race

Romain Grosjean was furious with Valtteri Bottas, who was leading at the time, for driving too slowly at the restart.

“That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front,” the Frenchman yelled over the radio.

“They want to kill us or what? This is the worst thing I have ever seen.”

The session was then brought to a temporary halt for the second time after Lance Stroll smashed his Racing Point into the barriers.

There was a dramatic crash which involved four drivers

This time Hamilton held his nerve to retain top spot and was largely unchallenged for the remaining 15 laps.

By taking the chequered flag for the sixth time in eight races, Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the standings to 55 points.

He is now a shoo-in to succeed Schuey as F1’s most successful race winner.

And on the day that Ferrari celebrated an historic landmark, Hamilton once again showed why his name will remain forever etched in F1 record books.

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