Lewis Hamilton came second at Imola despite an awful crash, ensuring he again leads the standings heading to Portimao.
Facing a wall in the pouring Imola rain, Lewis Hamilton did not give up and was rewarded for his perseverance with an astonishing P2.
Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton's P2 after a big error was almost as impressive.
A rare Lewis Hamilton error did not prove too costly as he expertly recovered to finish second behind Max Verstappen at Imola.
With the Red Bulls for company at the front of the grid rather than Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton is expecting a tough race at Imola.
Max Verstappen had claimed the previous two F1 pole positions, but he ended up behind Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez at Imola.
Max Verstappen missed out on a season-opening victory in Bahrain and must now respond as Lewis Hamilton pursues a career first at Imola.
Lewis Hamilton berjaya menyerap tekanan Max Verstappen bagi memulakan kempen mempertahankan gelaran Formula Satu dengan kemenangan dramatik di Grand Prix Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton had to survive a late push from Max Verstappen to get his 2021 Formula One campaign up and running in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen is the fastest driver in Formula One at the start of the 2021 season, a development Lewis Hamilton feels is by design.