ONE OF THE FINEST WINS SEEN FROM HAMILTON
Ferrari had been on the front foot, but Lewis Hamilton was at his effervescent best as he drew a mistake from Sebastian Vettel and broke Kimi Raikkonen’s resistance
This stands among Hamilton’s finest wins, reliant on him making two key overtakes and piling the pressure on Ferrari. Although Vettel spun after contact, the pass on the opening lap was legitimate, and Hamilton’s pace over Bottas confirms that he was at his irresistible best. Bottas’s deficit to Hamilton in qualifying was partly thanks to the lack of a tow, but through the weekend he didn’t look to have the speed of his team-mate. He did a good job to keep Raikkonen behind him and drew a penaltyinducing error out of Verstappen. Dogged rather than dynamic.