Hamilton matched Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s seven titles in style, lapping sole title rival and team mate Valtteri Bottas on a nightmare afternoon for the spinning Finn.
Hamilton went past Bottas, who started at pole, in the 13th lap of the race after which it was a relatively comfortable run for the Brit.
Valtteri Bottas was fastest on Friday in an interrupted first practice for a Russian Grand Prix that could see Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton equal Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 91...
Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has launched a team to compete in next year's inaugural Extreme E racing series.
Earlier, Bottas led third and final practice. Bottas was 0.229 faster than Sainz and 0.323 quicker than Lando Norris after an impressive showing from the McLaren pair.
Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the overall Formula One standings with an unchallenged drive to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton stormed to a dominant pole position in the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes.
Saturday’s pole was a record-extending 93rd of Hamilton’s career and he dedicated it to ‘Black Panther’ film star Chadwick Boseman who died of colon cancer on Friday.