Lewis Hamilton (left back) was again the first to cross the finish line at the end. © APA / afp / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA
World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 race in Portugal. Here we provide international press reports.
03. May 2021
daily Mail: “This victory – No. 97 Lewis Hamilton – will not be remembered as the most exceptional, but as a testament to the relentless reliability, resilience, and destruction of competitors, it will be immediate.”
Watchman: “Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix is sure to silence anyone who vaguely doubts his will to win another Formula 1 world title.”
Corriere della Sera: “Lewis Hamilton wins the Portuguese Grand Prix as in the old days. Ahead of Verstappen and Bottas. By a large margin, after starting from third place, because in the end it is he who makes everything look easy. Victory number 97 in the British march.”
Formula 1 fans are hoping for a close duel between Verstappen (left) and Hamilton at the end of the season. © APA / afp / GABRIEL BOUYS
Brand: Lewis Hamilton once again delivered one of his main classes of talent, ambition and calmness, clearly defeating Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, who outperformed them in two impressive track maneuvers. With his 97th victory in his life, the English is boosting his progress in the World Cup, now eight points off The Dutchman, puts the theory of a Red Bull storm in this World Cup in quarantine.
Le Figaro: “At the end of a tough race, both physically and mentally, Lewis Hamilton snatched the victory in Portugal, the 97th in his career. He defeated his rival Max Verstappen (…) and presented himself in the drivers’ championship by eight points over the Dutchman. A positive weekend for the British who continue to advance.”
The only person who has managed to take on Mercedes and Red Bull so far this season is a McLaren Lando Norris driver. © APA / afp / GABRIEL BOUYS
Cronin Zeitung: World champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 97th victory in Formula 1. The Mercedes driver won the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao on Sunday, ahead of Max Verstappen in Red Bull and first-place man Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes II. After a successful overtaking maneuver against Bottas on the lap 20, Hamilton left nothing to burn.
a look: “What catches attention again in Portimao: It’s unbelievable in any two-tier society stuck in Formula 1. On one side will be Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas on the podium. On the other hand – led by Perez at Red Bull – the great rest that will never last. “.