Lewis Hamilton clinched a record-equaling seventh Formula One title after winning a wet and gloomy Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul for a record-extending 94th victory.
Hamilton stands alongside F1 great Michael Schumacher with seven titles, having replaced the German driver at Mercedes in 2013.
Hamilton needed only to finish ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas to seal his sixth title for Mercedes, and Bottas placed 14th after making a poor start. Read also: Wayne Rooney becomes manager of Derby county
Hamilton’s other title was with McLaren in 2008.
He seemed to be in tears when he spoke on the team radio moments after crossing the line in Istanbul. “That’s for all the kids out there who dream the impossible,” Hamilton said. “You can do it.”
The British driver started sixth but took advantage of errors and poor tire strategies from other teams to win a fourth straight race and 10th of another dominant season.
Hamilton placed about 30 seconds ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who overtook teammate Charles Leclerc for his first podium of a difficult season.
TOPSHOT – Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after winning the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit in Istanbul on November 15, 2020. – Lewis Hamilton won the race to seal his 7th World Championship. (Photo by Clive Mason / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CLIVE MASON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)CLIVE MASON / POOL/AFP via Getty Images
to get Schröder
A wild few days of decisions and player movement await in the NBA as teams may begin making trades Monday, according to a memo sent to teams and obtained early Sunday by the Associated Press.
The first deal known to be tentatively agreed upon would send guard Dennis Schröder from Oklahoma City to the champion Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in Wednesday’s draft, a person with knowledge of that agreement said.
That trade is likely to be finalized after the draft, the person said Sunday on condition of anonymity because the swap cannot be formally announced until it is completed and has league approval. ESPN first reported the details of the trade.
The “temporary transaction moratorium” across the league ends at 9 a.m. PST Monday, the league told teams. Also officially due Monday: All-NBA forward Anthony Davis’ decision on his $28.7 million option year with the Lakers, one that he formally will decline in favor of signing a long-term and huge-money contract with that club.
• The Cleveland Cavaliers said they have spoken to guard Kevin Porter Jr. following his arrest early Sunday on weapons possession. Porter, a 2019 first-round draft pick, faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, according to Mahoning County sheriff records. He was released on $4,000 bond.
Tennis: Dominic Thiem outlasted Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of the 2019 ATP Finals championship match, beating the defending champion 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 in the opening singles match inside a largely empty O2 Arena in London. In the late match, Rafael Nadal had a much easier time against Andrey Rublev, beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour, 17 minutes.
• Aryna Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens 7-5, 6-2 to win the season-ending Upper Austria Ladies Linz for her third title of the season.
• The Australian Open and all the regular interstate lead-up tournaments for the season’s first tennis major will be staged in Melbourne in January in a bid to minimize risks for players traveling and quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and the Orange have paused all team activities.
• Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes and suspended organized sports — including the state football playoffs — in a bid to curb spiking coronavirus cases. Professional sports and some college sports are allowed, with enhanced testing. The restrictions begin Wednesday and will last three weeks.
Obituary: Ray Clemence, the England goalkeeper who won every major European and English title with Liverpool and Tottenham, has died. He was 72. Clemence had been living with advanced prostate cancer since 2005.