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Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after F1 Belgian GP win

The defending world champion led all 44 laps at Spa-Francorchamps, with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen completing the top three.

On the Spa victory podium, Hamilton posed during a salute to Wakanda Boseman who became the title character in the movie “Black Panther” and then spoke about the inspiration behind another famous win.

“We’re continuing to push the movement forward and it’s great to finish high this weekend, especially when Chad (Chadwick Boseman) dies for making people feel like a superhero,” Hamilton said. ,” said Hamilton.

It was his 89th career win as he chased a record seventh world championship, another championship in history held by the legendary Schumacher.

However, it was another humiliating afternoon for Schumacher’s former team Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel four-time champions in 13th place, and teammate Charles Leclerc in 14th, a far cry from a brilliant victory his first at Spa last season.

Schumacher has claimed 72 of his 91 wins with Ferrari, but the team is a sad shadow of that dominant past ahead of their home race at Monza and their 1,000th Grand Prix at Mugello a week. afterward.

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The contrast is stark with Mercedes, with Hamilton fully in the lead, taking their fifth win of the season. That puts him 47 points ahead of Verstappen in a one-way title race.

“It’s not the easiest race,” Hamilton said.

“I was locked in, making vibrations, five times and another in the last corner, and it was a bit of a struggle, but in the end I was fine,” he said.

Minor technical problems aside, Hamilton had more than 8 seconds to spare when he reached the finish line, Verstappen couldn’t keep up with the Mercedes pair.

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo produced the fastest lap in his final lap, as he finished fourth ahead of his Renault teammate Esteban Ocon, with Alex Albon’s second Red Bull breaking into the top six.

Hamilton’s winning seed was planted on Saturday, when he finished at 93rd pole of his career, breaking the record for the top of the net.

An emotional Hamilton then took to social media to dedicate that qualifying performance to Boseman.

From the pylon, Hamilton made no mistake, quickly building up the lead until a safety car was deployed following a heavy collision between Williams’ England driver George Russell and Antonio’s Alfa Romeo Giovinazzi, who lost control of his car when he exited Fagnes Chicane quickly.

Fortunately, both went away without serious injuries, as Hamilton solidified his lead once again as the safety car rolled out, winning in serious style and leaving giving the British almost two clear wins over their nearest opponent on the championship standings.

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