Hamilton had his 72nd win for Mercedes, equaling the performance that the legendary Schumacher contributed to Ferrari, the record for the most victories alongside an F1 team in history.
Imola is also the 29th F1 race (F1 record) that Hamilton has at least 1 career victory. The British driver has reached the top 5000 laps in the Imola race and he will be able to win the final this season in the next leg in Turkey with only 104 points left in the remaining 4 races and the distance with Bottas is at 85 points.
Bottas led the first round in 4 of the last 5 races, but he was only crowned in the race where he did not lead in Sochi, Russia. Thus, Bottas’s failure made the Finnish drivers through the ages unable to ever be crowned at the race in Italy.
Mercedes has officially won the world championship for the 7th time in a row and is also sure that the individual championship title will go to one of the two team riders for the seventh consecutive season. This is an unbelievable birth gift for Mercedes’ chief engineer officer, Andrew Shovlin, who turned 47 on Sunday. Mercedes-Benz has 500th podium as an engine supplier in F1 history.
Ricciardo for the second time in the last 3 races reached the third finish and won the podium, after a period of two and a half years of absence from the top 3. The Australian driver scored for the seventh consecutive leg, bringing Renault to third place racing team.
Kvyat excellently won fourth place for AlphaTauri, a Faenza-based team just 16 kilometers from the Imola, the first top-six finish since podium in Hockenheim, Germany last July.
Leclerc and Ferrari scored for the 5th consecutive leg and are in the top 5 individual rankings. Perez was 6th, he would have had podium if he hadn’t pitied the last time the safety vehicle appeared, and caused the “pink alarm” to be surpassed by Renault.
McLaren scored with both cars for the first time since the first race took place in Italy this year, Monza, 4 races ago.
Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi both score for Alfa Romeo for the first time in 2020 and since last at Brazilian GP 2019, where they have earned 22 points as the two cars make it to the top 5. Giovinazzi has become the fifth driver 2 in history racing at home 3 different times in the same year (after Eddie Cheever in the US in 1982).
Verstappen has gone through 12 stages this year with only two results, either finishing for podium or having to receive DNF. Gasly also met a similar situation, he started 3 stages in Italy but only won (1 time) or had to give up (2 times).
Nicholas Latifi for the third time this season finished 11th and could not score. His teammate Russell is empty-handed this season, he is ranked 10th in a car crash behind the car.