Two-time Formula 1 champion Mika Häkkinen says Lewis Hamilton “showed another important quality in the race – patience”, on his way to his historic 100th race win.
“Lewis Hamilton used all his natural speed and experience to take an amazing 100th Grand Prix victory,” the Finn wrote.
“It is a huge achievement for the seven times World Champion. He showed another important quality in the race – patience.
“It’s a quality you learn over time, particularly when you have confidence in yourself, your car and the team.
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“You learn to focus on simply driving your best strategy, allowing the race to come to you. You could see that in Sochi.
“Despite a difficult qualifying and dropping three places at the start, Lewis’s recovery was steady. He picked off each target and calmly worked his way into the fight with Lando.
“In the dry conditions he found it more difficult to get past Lando’s McLaren, so when the rain arrived it became a clear opportunity for Lewis to take.
“It is a very important win in relation to the World Championship. It is Lewis’s first victory since his home win at Silverstone in July, and one he needed to score since championship rival Max Verstappen started from the back of the grid,” concluded Häkkinen.