Scarperia (Italy), September 13: Lewis Hamilton celebrated the 90th win of his Formula One career, one short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record, after a crazy crash-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday that was twice stopped and re-started.
The six-time world champion’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas completed the one-two for dominant Mercedes at the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in central Italy.
Red Bull’s Thai driver Alexander Albon, whose team mate Max Verstappen retired in the gravel at the second corner, took third place.
The race was Ferrari’s 1000th championship grand prix but the best the struggling Italian team could manage was eighth for Charles Leclerc.
Hamilton wears ‘arrest the cops’ T-shirt ahead of Tuscan GP
Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee before the start of the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday with a message on his shirt declaring “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”.
The words “say her name” and a photograph were on the back of Briton Hamilton’s shirt.
The Mercedes driver, the sport’s only Black competitor, has previously worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt in similar pre-race gestures against racism.
Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed by police officers who burst into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
One police officer involved was fired by the city’s police department in June.
Two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment. No criminal charges have been filed against any of the three.
US Open tennis winner Naomi Osaka wore a face mask with Taylor’s name on it as one of a series of masks she wore on her way to the title. (Agencies)