facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Hamilton takes the German Grand Prix

July 20, 2008 at 2:27 PM   |   Comments

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 20 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's German Grand Prix auto race by driving his No. 22 McLaren Mercedes 5.5 seconds ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr.

To get his fourth Formula One victory this season, Hamilton had to overtake the German with seven laps remaining.

He had dominated the race in its early stages, but bypassed a pit stop chance after a Timo Glock crash disabled the safety car.

The move cost Hamilton his 16.9-second margin over Ferrari's Felipe Massa with 31 laps left.

Later, he re-established his momentum and won the race with a strong finish.

"I would have much preferred to have come in earlier (for my second pit stop) but the way it worked out I knew I had a lot of work to do," Hamilton said.

Massa, Nick Heidfeld and Heikki Kovalainen completed the top-five finishers.

Hamilton assumed the lead in the F1 standings with 58 points to 54 for Massa.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
2
UPI horse racing weekend preview
3
Reports: Bell, Blount busted for marijuana possession
4
2013-14 college football bowl results
5
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback