Lewis Hamilton Wins at Hockenheim

After Lewis Hamilton’s commanding win in the rain at the British Grand Prix, he came to this weekend’s race in Germany in a three way tie for the Driver’s Championship with Ferrai’s Felipe Massa and BMW’s Robert Kubica. Lewis started on pole with Heikki behind him in third. Lewis had a great start and by the end of the first lap he had opened a 1.8 second gap back to Massa in second place.

Lewis Hamilton First Lap Hockenheim

Similar to last weeks race where he won by almost a lap over second place, Lewis immediately pulled away from the field until an accident on lap 37 brought out the safety car eliminating his lead. When the pit lane reopened, almost all of the field pitted for tires and fuel to finish the race. Strangely, Lewis didn’t pit. This meant that after the safety car pulled in he needed to open up a gap of about 20 seconds so that he could pit and remain in the lead. Lewis couldn’t get that done and he rejoined the field after his stop in fifth behind his teammate. Amazingly, Lewis was able to make up a huge amount of time in just 10 laps and retake the lead. With this win Lewis has retaken the championship lead by 4 points over Massa who finished in third!

July 20, 2008 at 7:26 pm by Jesse Cannon-Wallace
Category: Formula 1