F1 history has just set another record for Mercedes, after their two riders, Hamilton and Bottas took a turn at the Imola Grand Prix 2020 respectively.
At Imola Grand Prix 2020 over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton finished first and teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second. As a result, Mercedes soon became the F1 champion team this season. This is the 7th consecutive year that Mercedes has dominated F1. That is an achievement that no team has ever done in the history of this sport.
Thanks to this feat, all members of the team are rewarded with a big bonus that each person receives about 10,000 pounds. The 93rd victory at the Grand Prix brought Hamilton closer to the 7th World Championship, a record held by Schumacher.
3rd place belongs to Daniel Ricciardo and this is the second time Australian racers have stood on the podium of glory this season. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was in a crash so it was not in the first three classes.
Ineos and the richest man in England took over Mercedes
Just bought a fleet of Sky bikes last year, Ineos joined Sir Jim Ratcliffe in entering F1 with the acquisition of a majority stake to take control of Mercedes.
After Ferrari fell into the hands of the Americans, Mercedes has superstar Lewis Hamilton’s turn to close a contract to sell 70% of a 70% stake worth 700 million pounds this weekend to chemical giant Ineos and Sir. Jim Ratcliffe.
Last year, when he bought Sky bicycle racing team, Ineos revealed his intention to invest in F1 with a Mercedes sponsorship contract of 100 million pounds at the beginning of this season. Ineos showed great interest in sports, so he also owned the French team Nice and sponsored Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup yachting race.
Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of Mercedes
Eddie Jordan – former Mercedes leader and another source close to the racing team have confirmed the transaction regarding this German team. At the same time, it is expected that Toto Wolff will sell a 30% stake in Ineos to transfer to an advisory role.
The new owners said they kept the Mercedes racing team name for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The reason was that under the sponsorship agreement, the Ineos name was present on the side of Mercedes racing cars.