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Lewis Hamilton won the 18th edition of the Portuguese Grand Prix, the second consecutive at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) and the third round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.
The 36-year-old Briton, who is chasing his 8th career title in the premier category of motorsports, won for the 97th time in the championship and the second in 2021. And so he also increased the number of drivers from one to eight. advantage points over Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Honda, second in Portimão and in the driver’s classification
Hamilton led 34 of the 66 laps in the Algarve. The Briton started from 2nd position on the starting grid and kept it at the start of the Grand Prix, but collision between Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) in the other car of the team, with Antonio Giovinazzi at the wheel, on the main straight of the Circuit Portimão, required the intervention of the Safety Car, necessary for cleaning the debris on the track.