British driver Lewis Hamilton may become the first F1 driver to reach 100 pole positions ever. Hamilton can also make history thanks to the most repeated podium ever in F1 if with him in Portimao among the top three there were also Max Verstappen, the most accredited rival for the title fight and the other Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
Last year, in the only edition held in Portimao, Lewis Hamilton managed to conquer an exciting hat trick, ie pole position, final success and fastest lap The three have already shared the podium 14 times, including Portimao 2020, and at 15 is the absolute record for the most coveted podium in the history of Formula 1.
Two weeks after hosting the first Italian stage of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship, Portugal is also preparing to welcome the Formula 1 racing cars, again at the Portimao racetrack, located in the Algarve region.
The Portuguese GP has reached its 18th edition, the second consecutive after that in 2020 the Lusitanian nation returned to host a World Cup race after 14 years of fasting. Ayrton Senna is the driver to have won the most pole positions in Portugal, while his eternal rival Alain Prost boasts the most wins.
All in the race that allowed Stevenage's Lion to overtake Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in Formula 1 history. The German stopped at 91.
Lewis Hamilton on the virdict of the agent who killed George Floyd
Lewis Hamilton has always fight against racial discrimination, bringing the message of Black Lives Matter on the track and on the podium, in the ceremonial that precedes and closes the GP of F1.
Especially from what happened after the murder of George Floyd, in Minneapolis. A champion who expose himself in social battles often overlooked by those who lead a very comfortable life full of glory and popularity. The verdict of guilty, for three counts, for the policeman Derek Chauvin, who on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis killed, suffocating him with a knee on the neck, the African American George Floyd, had a wide resonance in the world.
On twitter Lewis Hamilton wrote: "JUSTICE for George! The emotions I feel right now are hard to describe. Derek Chauvin has been found guilty. This is the first time a white agent has been convicted of murdering a black man in Minnesota.
This is monumental, George's death was not in vain." Then Hamilton goes on, stressing that this must only be the beginning of a broader path to be taken: "But this is only one step on the path towards a more equal society.
Since George's death, many other black people have died at the hands of the police and we need to make sure today's momentum continues. The fight is not over and there is still a lot to do. My thoughts and prayers go out to George's family: I hope they will have a sense of peace from this result. # BlackLivesMatter."