On Sunday, Formula One milestone was reached at the Eiffel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, which is the 11th round of the 2020 revised schedule.
Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes-AMG celebrated his 91st career victory and thus achieved the long-standing record set by Michael Schumacher. Hamilton also expected to reach Schumacher's record-setting seven titles this season. To show respect for him, Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with one of Schumacher’s helmets after the game.
During the race, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen chased Hamilton for most of the day and ended at a speed of 4.4 seconds. Many actions were taken during the race. Daniel Ricciardo made the first podium for the Renault team. He finished third with an amazing speed, 14.6 seconds behind Hamilton. Team leader Cyril Abiteboul will now have to get his first tattoo, which is in line with his pre-season betting with Ricciardo.
Hamilton colleague Valtteri Bottas began the race from pole position, but was overtaken by Hamilton on lap 13 after being locked in Turn 1. Bottas had to give up six laps later when his engine failed. A few laps later, Red Bull Alexander Albon will also lock the wheels during the same turn. As a result, he almost ran into AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly, for which he was sentenced to a five-second penalty. Then, on the 24th lap, he suffered an engine failure and therefore withdrew from the race.
Around the middle of the race, McLaren Lando Norris also suffered from problems with the engine. He persisted, but on lap 44, his car stopped, and asked for a safe car to come out. Although no position was changed in the end, this provided the leading athletes with the opportunity to pit stops, thus laying the foundation for the difficult and fast end of the game.
After Sunday's race, Hamilton lead in the 2020 Drivers Championship expanded to 230 points. Bottas ranked second with 161 points, and Verstappen ranked third with 147 points. In the Constructors Championship, Mercedes leads Red Bull (211) and Racing Point by 120 points with 391 points. The 2020 season will last two weeks, and the special Portuguese Grand Prix will be held in Portimão.