Black British race car driver Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving him three consecutive victories and putting him well ahead of the competition for 2018 Driver of the Year honors.
Five races remain in the nine-month racing season, although the Brazil Grand Prix, the next to last F1 race, usually marks the end as far as competitors racking up enough points to overtake the leaders.
Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes, defeated teammate Valtteri Bottas who finished second in Russia. Sebastian Vettel, who finished third, drives for Ferrari.
Hamilton is Formula 1’s 2018 points leader with 306 points to Vettel’s 256 and Bottas’ 189 points. His victory in Russia was his third consecutive win. He took the checkered flags at the Italian Grand Prix on September 2 and the Singapore Grand Prix on September 16.
Hamilton has won F1 races in Spain, Azerbaijan, France, Germany and Hungary.
He is the defending World Driving Champion. Hamilton also won the crown in 2008, 2014 and 2015.