Lewis Hamilton is getting closer and closer to winning his seventh Formula One title to reach Michael Schumacher. On Sunday, he went one step further in search of prowess after winning his 93rd triumph in the category by prevailing at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. On top of that, with his victory, he allowed Mercedes to win the Constructors’ World Cup for the seventh time in a row, a unique brand in history. On Imola’s «Enzo and Dino Ferrari» circuit, the Briton waited for the moment to set sail and beat his teammate, Finnish Valtteri Bottas, who escorted him on the podium alongside Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Renault).
Apart from Hamilton’s virtues, this time, the Mercedes team’s strategy was key to marking the course of the race. It is that while Bottas, who walked from pole position and defended his place, held the onslaught of Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Hamilton devoted himself to adding pace to his walk on the Italian circuit, until he had the opportunity to set sail. When the two cars ahead entered the pits, the Briton stayed on the track, took the lead and began to make differences that proved impossible to discount for the rest of the drivers.
Verstappen was able to outdo Bottas by taking advantage of the DRS, although a few laps later he had to leave. The two Mercedes drivers solidly defended the first two places on the podium, while the excitement was behind them, where Ricciardo ended up climbing to the last step. With four races to go until the end of the season, Hamilton could reach the seventh title at the Turkish Grand Prix, to be played on November 15 in Istanbul.