Monday’s cover: Lewis Hamilton cruises to German Grand Prix victory

Matthew Smith / The National
Matthew Smith / The National

Mercedes-GP driver Lewis Hamilton is featured on The National Sport front page for Monday, August 1, 2016 after he beat Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen as well as his own teammate Nico Rosberg to win the German Grand Prix.

With this win, the British driver extended his championship lead over German Rosberg by 19 points.

Hamilton, second on the grid, was faster off the mark than Rosberg, who started from pole but dropped to fourth before the first corner. Hamilton, a three-time Formula One champion who has won the title the last two seasons, had at one point in the season trailed his arch-rival by 43 points.

Hamilton has won six of the past seven races and now has 49 career victories.

For an analysis by Graham Caygill on how this impacts Rosberg’s title tilt, click here.

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Published: July 31, 2016 04:00 AM

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