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Portugal GP - Race: Lewis Hamilton wins in Portimão ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.

Lewis Hamilton added one more trophy to his collection, making it to 97 wins, after exciting battle with Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.

Sergio Perez in P4, following Red Bull's inefficient pit stop strategy, to not pit earlier than the 51st lap of the race. Lando Norris in P5, having an exceptional weekend overall, followed by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in P6. Alpine managed a 7-8, with Esteban Ocon on P7 and Fernando Alonso in P8, who started from P13. Completing the Top 10, Daniel Ricciardo in P9, moving up a total of 7 places (started from P16) and Pierre Gasly in P10.

Race Highlights (by lap):

Lap 2: Kimi Raikkonen clipped his team mate's rear back tyre, causing the loss of his front wing, and bringing out the safety car for 4 laps.

Lap 3 (Race Restart): Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the beginning of the lap, bringing himself up to P2.

Lap 11: Lewis Hamilton took back P2 from Max Verstappen.

Lap 20: Lewis Hamilton sweeped past the outside of Bottas for the lead.

Lap 44: PER P1 (yet to pit), HAM P2, VER P3, BOT P4

Lap 66: Despite Valtteri Bottas's effort, Max Verstappen got the fastest lap of the race.

Post Race: Just moments after the end of the race, Race Control deleted VER's lap time (track limits on Turn 14), transferring the FL point to Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.

Post Race: Sergio Perez got voted as the Driver Of The Day.

Rest of the field:

P11 Carlos Sainz

P12 Antonio Giovinazzi

P13 Sebastian Vettel

P14 Lance Stroll

P15 Yuki Tsunoda

P16 George Russell P17 Mick Schumacher

P18 Nicholas Latifi

P19 Nikita Mazepin

DNF Kimi Raikkonen

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