Lewis Hamilton stretches his lead over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to eight point by registering his second win of the 2021 season at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 2, 2021
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second as Hamilton’s polesitting team mate Valtteri Bottas came home third.
With Hamilton starting second on the grid, an early Safety Car after Kimi Raikkonen had crashed into his Alfa Romeo team mate Antonio Giovinazzi saw the seven-time champion drop to third behind Verstappen at the Lap 7 Safety Car restart.
But Hamilton then fought back brilliantly, passing Verstappen back for P2 four laps later before claiming the lead with an incisive pass on Bottas into Turn 1 on Lap 20 of 66 – eventually coming home for his 97th F1 victory, and extending his lead at the head of the drivers’ championship.
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) May 2, 2021
Portugese Grand Prix Race Result