How sub-par Hamilton won the Baku lottery
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How sub-par Hamilton won the Baku lottery

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Lewis Hamilton didn't take much delight in an Azerbaijan Grand Prix win he felt he hadn't really earned and that his unlucky Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas deserved much more. But Hamilton needn't be so hard on himself

When you watch one of your rivals lock up and slide off the track on one lap, and the other drop out with a tyre blowout a lap later, you know fortune is on your side.

Lewis Hamilton understands what it takes to win grands prix better than any other driver on the grid, this was his 63rd grand prix victory, and after winning a race he described as "a lottery" the Mercedes driver was quick to pick holes in a performance he felt fell short of his usual high standards.

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Author Edd Straw