Motor racing: Hamilton powers to victory in German Grand Prix

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after winning the German Grand Prix on July 31, 2016.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after winning the German Grand Prix on July 31, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
Lewis Hamilton (centre) throws the trophy after winning, next to second placed Daniel Ricciardo (left) and Max Verstappen (right) at the Hockenheim circuit, southern Germany, on July 31, 2016.
Lewis Hamilton (centre) throws the trophy after winning, next to second placed Daniel Ricciardo (left) and Max Verstappen (right) at the Hockenheim circuit, southern Germany, on July 31, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Britain's Lewis Hamilton eased his Mercedes to a dominant victory in the German Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday and secured his fourth victory in a row.

World championship leader Hamilton overtook his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who was in pole position, at the start and crossed the finish line well ahead of the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

German Rosberg finished fourth with the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen fifth and sixth.