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Four-time World Driving Champion Lewis Hamilton scored an important victory in Germany Sunday.

Lewis HamiltonIt was the first time Hamilton drove through the field from fourteenth to the win. And it was a first Mercedes one-two finish in Germany, the home event for the manufacturer.

The win also lofted Hamilton back to the top of the Formula One points after his chief rival, Sebastian Vettel, nosed his Ferrari into a wall and out of the race. Hamilton’s now up 17 with one race before the Summer Break.

Hamilton, though, had to survive a summons from officials who questioned his dart toward pit lane late in the race only to be waved back by his team. The radio call was insane. How Hamilton avoided the pits is testament to his skills. Even he responded: “Hey guys!”

The team apologized. But, for me, this calls into question their handling of Hamilton. When someone has superior talent you tend to lean on that to cover your own mistakes.

Where Hamilton’s concerned Mercedes mistakes are many during the course of a season.