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Hamilton experimented with different lines through Portugal race

Lewis Hamilton says he was “discovering new lines” throughout the Portuguese Grand Prix as he ultimately stretched out an advantage to claim a commanding win. Hamilton recovered from a slow first lap, in which he dropped to third position, to challenge Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the lead. Once through on Bottas Hamilton opened a convincing gap to and finished 25 seconds clear at the head of the pack. “I felt through the race that I was learning, lap on lap, more about the circuit,” said Hamilton on a venue that was new to Formula 1. “I was trying lots of different lines and discovering new lines that worked well. “The wind direction was very, very tricky, I think,...
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