Lewis Hamilton wins his 89th career victory at Spa GP, the fifth of this season, confirming himself at the top of the F1 World Championship. A total domination of the British and Mercedes: a combination destined to become the most successful ever in the history of F1.
The Podio was completed by the other Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen on Red Bull. Behind the Ferraris: Sebastian Vettel closes 13th, Charles Leclerc only 14th, after a great start. Frightening bang by Giovinazzi and Russell: the drivers are fine, however, they have not suffered any consequences after the dramatic crash.
Sunday 6 September 2020 the F1 World Championship lands in Monza for the Italian GP. The triumph in Belgium made the Briton particularly proud, who once again dedicated the success to Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther actor who passed away from cancer.
Hamilton said: "It was not as simple as it seemed. But it was a perfect day for us. They were afraid of a Silverstone-like scenario towards the end, but we managed to get the tires working until the end. I know that. it's not necessarily what everyone would like to see, with Mercedes dominating all races, but we always keep our heads down.
Now it's back to the office and there will be no one to celebrate because everyone will think about winning the next race. This is a incredible environment to work in." At this rate Lewis will celebrate his seventh World Championship: "We continue to develop the car and understand how to improve, weekend after weekend - he said -.
I think I am almost 36 years old but I feel better than ever. I am grateful to those who work in this team."
Hamilton on Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter
Through Instagram, Hamilton said about Boseman and the Black Lives Matter: "It's been an emotional weekend, I want to dedicate this win to Chad and his family, he was such an inspiration and his legacy will live on.
I'm posting this image because we must continue to fight for equality, nothing has changed yet and the battle continues. Racism is still very much alive, it seems it's even more overt than it has been for a long time.
The fight MLK and others alike were fighting, is still very much relevant today and we have to work together to make sure that our kids have a better future. #BlackLivesMatter " Second place for Valtteri Bottas, who never managed to get into Hamilton's wake, defending himself without particular problems from Verstappen: "At the start I thought I had opportunities but Lewis handled the situation very well.
We had some difficult moment but we managed it well. Instruction from the pits? I don't remember what I said. Lewis made no mistakes today and yesterday he was faster than me. He takes home more points, but for me it was a positive weekend without big problems.
I would have liked to win, sure, it's one less opportunity for me, but there is another next week." F1 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DRIVERS RANKING
1 L. Hamilton Mercedes 157
2 M. Verstappen Red Bull 110
3 See Bottas Mercedes 107
Albon Red Bull 48
5 C. Leclerc Ferrari 45
6 L. Norris McLaren 45
7 L. Stroll Racing Point 42
8 D. Ricciardo Renault 33
9 S. Perez Racing Point 33
10 E. Ocon Renault 26
F1 2020 TEAM RANKING
1 Mercedes 264
2 Red Bull 158
3 McLaren 68
4 Racing Point 66
5 Ferrari 61
6 Renault 59
7 Alpha Tauri 20
8 Alfa Romeo 2
9 Haas 1