Lewis Hamilton and his trusted Mercedes are able to make Formula 1 history today in Portugal. For the Brit this is his 97th pole position of his career and he is a world class champ. If he wins today he will overtake the legend Schumacher with 92 victories. The track Portimão promises fast corners and there is plenty of room for overtaking opportunities on
We are all as excited as Ricciardo “There’s a lot going on with this track, it’s very technical. I think you’re going to see a lot of difficulties as drivers try to get that perfect lap, but I think it’s going to be a fun one.”
The Dutch hero was once again the outside contender for pole position, but was not able to concur the number 1 spot. Verstappen had to settle for P3 on the starting grid today, but will fight hard to give the Mercedes duo a challenge. Max will start on soft tires, while Hamilton and Bottas are both on the mediums, so this can pan out in his favor.
Watch Live on Ziggo
As a Formula 1 fan Ziggo is the place to be, because Ziggo customers can watch the race live on channel 14. You can also download the Ziggo GO app for free and watch wherever you like. The race starts an hour earlier today and make sure to sit in front of your tv at 14:10 o'clock instead of the usual 15:10.
As Hamilton is chasing a record today he will be even more eager and do all in his power to step on the stage as a winner. However he will have to beat his team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. These two are his biggest obstacles and might be able to postpone his dream to be the G.O.A.T. We predict that there will be a Hamilton-Bottas-Verstappen podium, but the race will be thrilling.
Debut track Portimão
This track is making its debut on the F1 calendar and only a handful of driver have experienced it's sharp bends and character. The world's number 1 did drive this circuit, however a long time ago during F1 testing in 2009 and our Dutch favorite, Max Verstappen, tested a GT3 car this year just before Covid. The question is who will benefit from these special circumstances. Hamilton will start pole position and Bottas and Verstappen will follow suit breathing down his neck.