Schumacher put together between 1999 and 2004.
F1’s return to Imola was predicted to be ‘boring’ by a pessimistic Hamilton after he failed to take pole on
But a late flurry of activity catapulted the championship leader to victory, leaving Valtteri Bottas cursing
The Finn backed up his pole position by leading through Turn 1 while Max Verstappen overtook Hamilton.
Some things only go for you when you are the best in the world though,
as proved when the Brit’s longer first stint on the medium tires combined with Esteban Ocon’s retirement.
Able to pit under the Virtual Safety Car, Hamilton had been gifted the lead.
Hamilton cruised home after the safety car ended, followed by Bottas and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo.
The Aussie’s second podium of the year was greeted with a trademark shoey – even getting the championship
leader in on the act.
A record-equalling driver’s title will be secured in a fortnight, unless Bottas can outscore Hamilton by eight
points in Turkey.