This is why Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix

28-09-2021 19:35 | Updated: 28-09-2021 23:09
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This is why Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix

Lando Norris had the misfortune of being caught in the rain during the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. The British driver was leading for a long time but had to acknowledge his superiority to Hamilton in the final phase.

The McLaren driver tried to concentrate on his laps during the race but was bothered by his team bringing a lot of information over the board radio. "The engineers have all the information, but it’s a tough job for them as well to know what to tell the drivers and what is excess in a time of high stress," Jolyon Palmer wrote on the official website of Formula 1. "With some snappy replies, clearly Norris felt that too much information was of little use to him before the stops."

According to Palmer, this is a major reason Hamilton won. "I actually think this was where the race was won for Mercedes. So many times we’ve heard Pete Bonnington on the radio to Hamilton, and he’s always incredibly calm. Both team and driver have been in this position countless times before and they know how to win."

Verstappen grabs podium spot

Max Verstappen finished in second place. The Dutchman had to start from the back due to an engine change but proved able to overtake his predecessors and end up on the podium.

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