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Hamilton ‘could only have dreamed' of record-breaking success

Portuguese Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton had to contend with a damp, slow start and deal with a cramp on his way to making Formula 1 history. Starting on pole, Hamilton dropped down to third on the first lap after rain and low temperatures meant he struggled for pace on the medium compound tyres. While the tyres were getting into their working range, the two Mercedes found themselves trailing McLaren’s Carlos Sainz around the Portimao track.  The usual order was reestablished by lap 6 with Valtteri Bottas leading Hamilton but by lap 20 the Brit had sailed past his teammate. From then on Hamilton was unstoppable, sailing to his record-breaking 92nd race victory and lapping all but...
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