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Styrian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes victory, devastating blow for Ferrari

2020-07-12 17:08

Janine Van der Post

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Lewis Hamilton. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton led the Styrian Grand Prix from pole, while Ferrari's race was over before it got through the first lap.

Mercedes driver Hamilton set a blistering lap in qualifying yesterday, bagging pole position. The third biggest gap in the history of the sport. Today's result marks his 85th race win. 

The Briton led his team mate in a one-two result, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen ended in a frustrated third place.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc made contact with his team mate Sebastian Vettel during the first lap of the race in Turn 3, forcing the embattled German driver to retire. Leclerc took too much damage to his car, and also had to call it a day not long after.

It's the second time in four races the two drivers have made contact and taken each other out.

There was loads of wheel-to-wheel racing down in the midfield, with McLaren's Lando Norris, Racing Point's Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez. Daniel's Ricciardo also had a much better race than last week.

We'll have a full race report up shortly.


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