The British driver is seeking his 97th victory to cement his Formula 1 legend.
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) on Sunday will start from the center stage at the Italian circuit Imola, home of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the second round of the Formula 1 season.
Yesterday, the seven-time world champion (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) achieved his best lap at the Enzo circuit and the Dino Ferrari in 1: 14.411, surpassing the Mexican Red Bulls Sergio “Chico” Perez and the Dutch Max Verstappen, who ranked In the second and third places, respectively.
Hamilton, 36, will seek his 97th victory from 10 o’clock for Argentina to extend his Formula 1 legend, holding the most races he has won and sharing the record with German Michael Schumacher.
With 99 places signed in his career, the Briton was also the one to win the most times in the history of the category: six in 2007, seven in 2008, four in 2009, one in 2010, one in 2011 and seven in 2012 with the team. . McLaren. I got it at Mercedes five times in 2013, 7 in 2014, 11 in 2015, 12 in 2016, 11 in 2017, 11 in 2018, 5 in 2019, 10 in 2020 and yesterday (first in Imola).
Monsgasc Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) came fourth in Saturday’s classification, followed by Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) and Australian Daniel Ricardo (McLaren).
Another Mercedes driver, Valtteri Bottas, Finland started from eighth, behind Britain’s Lando Norris (McLaren), who finished seventh.
French Esteban Ocon (Alpine) and Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) came in the ninth and tenth places. Spaniard Carlos Sainz – Ferrari’s second midfielder – scored 11th, ahead of Britain’s George Russell (Williams).
Four-time world champion, German Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) finished thirteenth. Time and bicampen Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alps), fifteenth. With Canadian Nicholas Latifi (Williams) in between.
Last places were Kimi Raikkonen (Alpha Romero), Italian Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo), German Mick Schumacher (Haas), Russian Nikita Mazepim (Haas) and Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) who crashed the ship. Behind your car, facing the wall, and exit in the last place.