Lewis Hamilton made it four victories in a row today with a dominant drive in the 2016 Formula 1 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Hamilton celebrates his 6th victory this season!
Hamilton celebrates his 6th victory this season!

Starting on the front row alongside pole-sitter and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton enjoyed a brilliant start and quickly charged into the lead while Rosberg dropped to fourth behind the equally impressive pairing of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Hamilton never looked back and it eventually finished in the same order for the top three.

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Hamilton took the chequered flag in one hour 30 minutes 44.200 seconds. Riccirado finished 6.996 seconds behind while Verstappen was 13.413s adrift.

Rosberg had to settle for a fourth in his home race. He was classified 15.845s from first, while the Ferrari tandem of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top six.

Hamilton claimed his sixth victory overall this Formula 1 season and he further extended his lead on the drivers’ championship standings. The Briton continues to gain pace in his quest to secure a third successive world title and fourth of his career.

Quote from the winner

“What a day! Just awesome! I wasn’t expecting to be as strong as I was today. I had a great start. We have been working really hard to get off the line faster and more consistently and that hard work has clearly paid off. A big thanks also to the guys in the garage, I’m glad they get a well-earned break now as they really deserve it. I’m super happy with today!”

Of the summer break, Hamilton said:

“It’s awesome to go into the break on such a high. I was 43 points behind at one stage, so to keep working on the gap turn it around like that is great. Lastly, I just want to say a big thank you to the fans. So many of them have turned up here in Germany and they’ve been so supportive. That positive energy really drives me on, so a big thank you once again to them and I hope they have a great holiday. I’m definitely going to!”

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Full Results

PosDriverCarGap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1h30m44.200s
2Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault6.996s
3Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault13.413s
4Nico RosbergMercedes15.845s
5Sebastian VettelFerrari32.570s
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari37.023s
7Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m10.049s
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1 Lap
9Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1 Lap
10Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1 Lap
11Esteban GutierrezHaas/Ferrari1 Lap
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1 Lap
13Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1 Lap
14Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Ferrari1 Lap
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Ferrari1 Lap
16Kevin MagnussenRenault1 Lap
17Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes2 Laps
18Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari2 Laps
19Jolyon PalmerRenault2 Laps
20Rio HaryantoManor/Mercedes2 Laps
-Felipe NasrSauber/FerrariRetirement
-Felipe MassaWilliams/MercedesRetirement

Formula 1 action returns on August 28 with the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It will be round 13 of 21 in the 2016 Formula 1 season.

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