RACE DEBRIEF

    He may have missed out on a 100th pole position on Saturday, but on Sunday in Portimao there was no denying Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. The seven-time champ added a few more stats to his record book, as did those who chased him home…

    • Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas filled the podium for the 15th time in F1, a new record for the most recurring podium trio. It was previously held by Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel (14 times).

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    • This is the 4th consecutive time that Hamilton has won when starting from 2nd on the grid.

    • Hamilton leads the drivers’ championship for the 123rd race, having passed Michael Schumacher's previous record at the last round in Imola.

    • Hamilton scored for the 150th time as a Mercedes driver (he has only failed to score 9 times since joining the team in 2013).

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    P4 was Sergio Perez's best result yet for Red Bull

    • Verstappen has begun the year with a win and 2 x 2nd places – his best-ever start to a season.

    • Bottas led his first laps of 2021 today, but hasn't finished higher than 3rd this season.

    • The Finn has taken 1 win in the last 19 races.

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    • For Sergio Perez, 4th is his best result since joining Red Bull, and he too led his first laps of 2021.

    • At McLaren, Lando Norris finished in the top 5 for the 4th consecutive race, and scored for the 8th race in a row.

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    A great race from Esteban Ocon produced the best finish so far for Alpine

    • P6 for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc meant he has taken top-6 finishes in every race so far in 2021.

    • P7 from Esteban Ocon was the best result for the Alpine name in F1 so far.

    • Ocon has beaten team mate Fernando Alonso in every race so far in 2021.

    • Alonso’s P8 today was nevertheless his best result since Singapore 2018.

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    • In the second McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo scores for the 14th consecutive race, officially the longest active point-scoring streak (Hamilton's 52 in a row includes missing the 2020 Sakhir GP through illness).