Lewis Hamilton roared to the top of the Formula One World Championship after winning a record sixth Chinese GP.
Hamilton overtook his pole-sitting team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, who had tipped him to win prior to the race, taking victory in F1’s groundbreaking one thousandth edition of the grand prix, by a slim but decisive six seconds.
Lewis Hamilton now leads team mate Bottas in the championship by six points. Sebastian Vettel was a distant third behind Bottas for Ferrari. With 75 wins for Hamilton, Schumacher’s record doesn’t stand much chance now, does it, remarked a Luke Smith on Twitter.
“It wasn’t the most straightforward of race weekends… to have a 1-2 together in the 100th race is really special!” said Hamilton, right after the race.
Red Bull‘s Pierre Gasly did well for himself and his manufacturer, finishing sixth, while Daniel Ricciardo, captured seventh for Renault. Sergio Perez and Kimi Raikkonen were eighth and ninth, while Britain’s Alex Albon wrapped up the top ten for this leg. Next, the F1 GP shifts to Azerbaijan on April 26th 2019.
Here’s the official results from the race:
TOP 10 Drivers, and their Manufacturers:
1) Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
2) Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes
3) Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari
4) Max Verstappen – Red Bull
5) Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
6) Pierre Gasly – Red Bull
7) Daniel Ricciardo – Renault
8) Sergio Perez – Racing Point
9) Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
10) Alex Albon – Toro Rosso