Winning in Sochi over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton solidified the top of the racer rankings, with 73 points more than teammate Valtteri Bottas. Because the season has only 5 stages to go, protecting the throne is only a matter of time for the British driver.
Hamilton‘s talent and bravery were right off the table, but to win in Sochi, he needed the help of the god of luck. In fact, Sebastian Vettel was the better competitor before he had to give up regrettably.
The German steering wheel has adopted LeClerc’s strategy of “hiding the wind” very successfully, and in the first 20 stages, two Ferraris even took turns leading, not Mercedes. Then, after entering the pit in round 25, the dynamic recovery unit on Vettel suddenly stopped working, causing Vettel to stop on the track and give up.
“Bring back the V12 engine,” Vettel shouted angrily in the radio, accompanied by swearing. After the yellow light turned on, the two Mercedes drivers entered the pit without spending as much time as rivaling Ferrari. And the race then took place with a predictable scenario: Bottas defended probably in second place to prevent LeClerc from rising, and Hamilton took the opportunity to rush to the finish line.
Hamilton’s goal is probably not only in protecting the world championship. He also wants to break records. This driver has just won the 9th stage championship this season. If he wins the remaining 5 races (Japan, Mexico, USA, Brazil and Abu Dhabi), he will set the record of winning the most races in a season.
Will Hamilton be able to accomplish the task of winning from now to the end of the season? Last year, he won championships in Japan, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi. At GP Mexico 2018, Hamilton finished fourth, but two years earlier, he also won the championship here. And in the US Grand Prix, although only third in last year’s tournament, but Hamilton is the most champion driver in the history of this race.