Six great Lewis Hamilton wins after his rain masterclass in Turkey to win seventh world title

THIS was a typical Hamilton triumph — rain and drama as the Brit conjured up a victory from nothing for his tenth win in 14 grands prix.

Here SunSport looks at six other great wins from his career . . . 


Hamilton had an incredible debut season with McLaren but he won his first title in 2008.

In the pouring rain at Silverstone, he produced one of the greatest drives in the wet.

His decision to go for intermediate tyres was ballsy and brilliant and when the others needed to stop later on, he was well clear, finishing more than a minute ahead of Nick Heidfeld in second.


He only wins in the best car? Well Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel had the better car on this day.

Hamilton stuck to a three-stop strategy and when he emerged late on with fresh tyres, he blasted through the field. At the time, he rated it as one of his best-ever drives.


Oh, how we questioned what he was doing but at the Hungaroring he finally proved us all wrong, winning his first grand prix for Mercedes.

He took an unlikely pole and worked his car while preserving tyre life, to give his team flexibility to make their pitstops.


An unthinkable victory. The day before, in qualifying, his car suffered hydraulic failure.

He started 14th, well behind Vettel’s Ferrari on pole. But as the rain fell, the German crashed out.

Greater drama followed when the Brit made a last-minute decision to cancel a pitstop, while Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen stopped for tyres.


Hamilton choked back tears as he honoured the memory of F1 legend Niki Lauda, who had died six days earlier.

He took pole but a gamble to use medium tyres left him a sitting duck for Max Verstappen. The Dutchman raced him hard but Hamilton defended like his life depended on it.


The victory that moved him clear of Michael Schumacher’s 91-win record was a typical Hamilton performance.

He kept his cool after a slow start to work his way back to the front. Team-mate Bottas could not catch him, as Hamilton crossed the line an incredible 25.5sec ahead of the Finn.

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