1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve commented on the victory of Lewis Hamilton at Imola, which brought him even closer to the seventh championship title …
Jacques Villeneuve: “The best are always lucky. The champions are lucky. In past races, Lewis performed consistently better than Valtteri, but even when Bottas is in great shape, luck is still on Hamilton’s side.
At Imola, the team chose a strategy for Valtteri to react to Max’s pit stop on lap 18 – which gave Lewis a chance to win. Hamilton never lost concentration for a second, kept up with the leaders and used every chance to recoup. That is why he can be considered a great champion. “