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The return to Nurburgring delivers a scintillating race!

History has been made in this race as Raikkonen makes the most F1 starts out of any racer in history. The last time there was a race on this track was in 2013, in which Sebastian Vettel won.
The race started off brilliantly, as Bottas lost his 1st place start and then regained it within seconds after losing it to Hamilton. Ricciardo started to push during the first lap of the race.
The race also marks the return of Hulkenberg due to an unexpected illness by Lance Stroll at Racing Point.
A pit for Albon put him last, however, his time in the race did not last as he did not finish the race. This was also the same occurrence for Norris, for a second race in a row, Ocon, Russell and Bottas, who was in 1st for the whole duration of the race.
Ricciardo was a minute behind Verstappen, but got within seconds due to the safety car which was in place due to the removal of Norris’ car.
Another win for Hamilton puts him tying with Schumacher at 91 for F1 wins. One more win will see him be number one in F1 wins of all time.
With Ricciardo finishing on the podium, that puts 7 different teams having the podium this year. Cyril Abiteboul will need to get a tattoo now. This is Ricciardo’s first podium since 2018 in Monaco, in which he won.
Huge credit to Hulkenberg who earns some points after getting a late call up and starting 20th. Huge day for Racing Point as they jump McLaren in points.
Leclerc had a drop from 4th to finish 7th.
Last time Mercedes won on this track was in 1957. Gasly’s 2nd top 6 finish, and Perez’s 4th spot finish for the second time in a row.
Final Positions

  1. Hamilton
  2. Verstappen
  3. Ricciardo
  4. Perez
  5. Sainz
  6. Gasly
  7. Leclerc
  8. Hulkenberg
  9. Grosjean
  10. Giovinazzi
  11. Vettel
  12. Raikkonen
  13. Magnussen
  14. Latifi
  15. Kvyat.

DNF: Bottas, Russell, Bottas, Albon, Norris and Ocon.
Photo Source: F1.

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