The six-times world champion's Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas completed the Mercedes one-two at the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in central Italy
Lewis Hamilton celebrated the 90th win of his Formula One career, one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time record, after a crazy crash-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday that was twice stopped and re-started.
The six-times world champion's Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas completed the Mercedes one-two at the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit in central Italy.
Red Bull's British-born Thai driver Alexander Albon, whose Dutch team mate Max Verstappen retired in the gravel after a second corner collision, took third place for his first career F1 podium.
BREAKING: @LewisHamilton wins at Mugello! 🏆— Formula 1 (@F1) September 13, 2020
He takes the 90th F1 win of his career, ahead of team mate @ValtteriBottas (P2)
Red Bull's @alex_albon finishes P3 to take his first ever F1 podium place! 🙌#TuscanGP 🇮🇹 #F1 pic.twitter.com/Clx7b5mJ9V
"It was all a bit of a daze. It was like three races in one day," gasped Hamilton, who finished 4.880 seconds clear of Bottas for a record 222nd points finish in a race with three standing starts.
"All those restarts, the focus that's needed during that time, it's really, really hard," he said.
The race was Ferrari's 1,000th championship grand prix but the best the sport's most successful team could manage was eighth for Charles Leclerc.
Hamilton's sixth win in nine races this season sent him 55 points clear of Bottas, with eight rounds remaining, and the Briton also took an extra point for fastest lap.
Mercedes, celebrating their 100th win in the modern era, are now 152 points clear of second-placed Red Bull in the constructors' standings.
Lewis Hamilton wins a dramatic Tuscan Grand Prix! 💪— Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 13, 2020
That's Hamilton's 90th F1 win - just one behind Michael Schumacher's record! 😳
Valtteri Bottas is second, whilst Alex Albon takes a first F1 podium in third! 👏
The race was first stopped eight laps in after a mass-collision among backmarkers when the safety car, deployed at the end of the opening lap, headed back into the pits.
It was red-flagged again with 13 laps remaining when Canadian Lance Stroll crashed his Racing Point after an apparent puncture.