Starting second and having a disadvantage from the first seconds of the race, it seems that the chance of winning has ended for Lewis Hamilton. However, a reasonable tactical change plus a bit of luck brought him victory at the Emilia Romagna GP, thereby helping Mercedes win the 7th consecutive historic championship.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has a good depart and overcame rival Lewis Hamilton in the first turn, and took second place of the race. # 44 handlebar in the back has no way to get back the lost position. The only way Hamilton can make a difference at this track is to choose a different tactic from the two above-mentioned drivers.
Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen entered the pit for their pit-stop turns. After that, Hamilton decided to continue to stint the first tire for a few more laps. He consistently set the fastest lap on old Medium tires while Bottas struggled when his floor was damaged by debris on the track.
That widened the distance between the two riderscgiving the British driver a pit- Lucky stop. It also back still retains the leading position.
Since then, he has maintained until the end of the race. The he won the 9th of the year. Mercedes has officially won the 7th consecutive team championship – new F1 record.
Verstappen came in second after Bottas struggled. He made a mistake, but the right rear tire explosion in round 51 made him give up this stage. Bottas finished 2nd with the car damaged from the 2nd round of the race.
The safety vehicle appearing after the Verstappen crash made the race for the ultimate podium attractive. Finally, Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) had the 2nd podium in the last 3 races . He climbed to number 4 on the individual chart.
Daniil Kvyat also unexpectedly got 4th place for AlphaTauri, followed by Charles Leclerc (Ferrari). Sergio Perez, the duo of McLaren and Alfa Romeo are the others in the top scorers.