The pilot “Mercedes” Lewis Hamilton with 14-th position in brilliant style scored a record victory at the Grand Prix of Germany.
At the start of the race, Vettel, Bottas and Raikkonen maintained its position and began to break away from his pursuers. Meanwhile Hamilton with the 14th starting position in just a few laps broke through to fifth place and began pursuit of the leaders.
In the Ferrari decided to send their pilots on different strategies, which allowed Raikkonen to lead the peloton, until his orders of the boxes are not spared Vettel.
After an hour of racing on the circuit in Hockenheim the rain, which gave the race a second wind. To changes in weather was not ready for Vettel by 55-lap championship leader made a mistake and sent your car off the track in the gravel trap.
Gathering Vettel has provoked the emergence of the safety car, Raikkonen and Bottas went into the pits, while Hamilton stayed on the track and not lost. After the resumption of the race, the British repulsed the attack Bottas (then Finn received an order not to attack the partner) and no problems drove to 69th career victory and fourth at the Grand Prix of Germany, which could only legendary Michael Schumacher.
An added bonus for Lewis Hamilton was the return to the first line in personal offset, and “Mercedes” beat Ferrari in the fight for the constructors ‘ championship.
Grand Prix of Germany. Race results:
1. Lewis Hamilton (“Mercedes”) – 67 кругов2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +4,5353. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +6,732
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) +7,6545. Nico Hulkenberg (“Reno”) +26,6096. Romain Grosjean (“Haas”) +27,8717. Sergio Perez (“Force India”) +30,5568. Esteban Windows (“Force India”) +31,7509. Marcus Ericsson (“Zauber”) +32,36210. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso) +34,197
11. Kevin Magnussen (“Haas”) +34,91912. Carlos Sainz Jr (Renault) +43,06913. Stoffel Vandorn (“McLaren”) +46,61714. Pierre went Out (Toro Rosso) +1 круг15. Charles Leclere (“Zauber”) – 1 circle