Lewis Hamilton wins in Portugal to stretch F1 championship lead

02 May 2021 - 17:57 By Reuters
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional Do Algarve on May 02, 2021 in Portimao, Portugal.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional Do Algarve on May 02, 2021 in Portimao, Portugal.
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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull's Max Verstappen to eight points after three races.

Verstappen finished second at the Algarve circuit with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas completing the podium, and taking a bonus point for the fastest lap, after starting from pole position.

Verstappen's Mexican team mate Sergio Perez was fourth.

The victory was a record-extending 97th of Hamilton's career.


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