British GP 2021: Dramatic finale with winner Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton quickly overcame first-round contact with Max Verstappen and a 10-second penalty, and won his eighth victory at the British Grand Prix and the Silverstone circuit.


To achieve this, Hamilton had to overtake Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari car – which had been leading the race since the restart – just three laps before the end of the race. Valtteri Bottas’ second Mercedes climbed the third step of the podium.

2Hamilton’s contact with Verstappen

With the red lights off, Hamilton and Verstappen fought very closely and spectacularly during the first half, but had contact at the Copse turn when Hamilton tried to cross the inside of the right turn, leaning Verstappen on the back right. wheel.

As a result, the Dutchman lost control of his car while driving at high speed, and fell violently on the protective tires, as even the sand trap was not able to slow down his car. Verstappen got out of the car but was taken to the local hospital for further examination, while Hamilton was found guilty and given a 10-second penalty for the collision.

3The highlights

But a recovery from Hamilton saw him close the gap on Leclerc towards the end of the match, with the Briton taking the victory in front of an ecstatic crowd of Britons. With this victory, the 99th in his career, but also the simultaneous abandonment of Verstappen, the seven-time champion significantly closed the gap in the drivers’ standings, to just eight points.


The stands of the Silverstone track were completely full and the spectators created incredible scenes, watching for most of the race Leclerc heading for victory. However, he was left with his first podium of the season, 70 years after Ferrari’s first victory in the British Grand Prix in 1951.


Bottas managed to hold back the two McLaren drivers, finishing in third place, followed by Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian managed with an excellent defense to keep behind Carlos Sainz, the second Ferrari, with the Spaniard finishing sixth.

6The statements of the drivers

Behind him was Fernando Alonso, with the Alpine driver making a similar appearance to yesterday’s Sprint race and finishing ahead of Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin. Alpine’s second driver, Esteban Ocon, collected his first points after the Monaco GP as he finished in ninth place, ahead of Yuki Tsunoda, who finished in the top ten.

In closing, Sergio Perez – the only Red Bull driver to finish – did not do better than 16th, as he made three stops in the pits.

7Race guide

Charles Leclerc started the race from 4th place and was at the top for almost the entire race, but in the end he saw Lewis Hamilton pass him. However, the audience gave him the prize of the race driver.


More specifically, the Ferrari driver had a preference of 34.5%, to be followed by Lewis Hamilton with 13.4%, Max Verstappen with 12.9%, Lando Norris with 6.7% and Sergio Perez with 6%.

9Faster lap

Sergio Perez scored the fastest lap of the race in the 50th lap, but did not get the extra point because he finished out of the top ten.


The Mexican stopped the time at 1: 28,617, to be followed by Lewis Hamilton with 1: 29,699, Pierre Gasly with 1: 30,266, Valtteri Bottas with 1: 30,524 and Charles Leclerc with 1: 30,826.

11Next match

The next GP will take place on the three days of July 30 – August 1, in Hungary.


Position Guide Club Time / Difference
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:58:23.284
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +3,871 sec.
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +11,125 sec.
4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes +28,573 sec.
5 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes +42,624 sec.
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +43,454 sec.
7 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault +72,093 sec.
8 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes +74,289 sec.
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault +76,162 sec.
10 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Honda +82,065 sec.
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda +85,327 sec.
12 George Russell Williams Mercedes +1 round
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari +1 round
14 Nicholas latifi Williams Mercedes +1 round
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari +1 round
16 Sergio Perez Red Bull Honda +1 round
17 Nikita mazepin Haas Ferrari +1 round
18 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari +1 round
NC Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes He left
NC Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda He left

13Driver Rating

Position Guide Club Degrees
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 185
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 177
3 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 113
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 108
5 Sergio Perez Red Bull Honda 104
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 80
7 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 68
8 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 50
9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 39
10 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes 30
11 Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault 26
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes 18
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 14
14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Honda 10
15 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1
17 George Russell Williams Mercedes 0
18 Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari 0
19 Nicholas latifi Williams Mercedes 0
20 Nikita mazepin Haas Ferrari 0

14Manufacturers Rating

Position Club Degrees
1 Red Bull Honda 289
2 Mercedes 285
3 McLaren Mercedes 163
4 Ferrari 148
5 AlphaTauri Honda 49
6 Aston Martin Mercedes 48
7 Alpine Renault 40
8 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 2
9 Williams Mercedes 0
10 Haas Ferrari 0

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