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Lewis Hamilton wins crash-hit Tuscan GP to extend world title lead

September 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello on Sunday marked by two spectacular multi-car collisions and a miserable afternoon for Ferrari in its 1,000th Formula One race.

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello on Sunday marked by two spectacular multi-car collisions and a miserable afternoon for Ferrari in its 1,000th Formula One race.

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second, with Thai-born Briton Alex Albon an excellent third for Red Bull.

The first crash came soon after the start where Bottas had taken the lead from polesitter Hamilton, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen and last Sunday's surprise Monza winner Pierre Gasly taken out.

After six laps behind the safety car, Bottas led the field away, but behind him the pack had bunched too closely and Antonio Giovinazzi crashed into the back of Williams driver Nicholas Latifi, with McLaren's Carlos Sainz ploughing into Alfa Romeo's Giovinazzi and sending him into the air temporarily.

With a red flag deployed for the second week in a row while the debris was cleared, Hamilton swept past Bottas from a grid restart and quickly built a commanding lead.

But there was to be another twist after Racing Point's Lance Stroll crashed into the barriers, leading to a second red flag and another lengthy delay and restart.

Once again Hamilton was the fastest away, with Daniel Ricciardo, who eventually finished a fine fourth for Renault, briefly getting past Bottas before the Finn retrieved second place.

Hamilton drove untroubled to the finish for his 90th F1 victory, just one short of the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.

In a poignant moment before the race start, Schumacher's son Mick drove his 2004 Ferrari around the Mugello circuit in honor of Ferrari's most successful driver.

Hamilton, who leads the title race by 55 points from Bottas, is set to claim his seventh world title to match another Schumacher record, but admitted the lengthy race had taken its toll.

The F1 circuit next moves on to Sochi in Russia in a two weeks, a race won four times in the past by Hamilton, including last year.

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