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.
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.
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%.
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.
The next GP will take place on the three days of July 30 – August 1, in Hungary.
|Position||Guide||Club||Time / Difference|
|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|
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Honda||185|
|3||Lando Norris||McLaren Mercedes||113|
|5||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Honda||104|
|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|
|1||Red Bull Honda||289|
|6||Aston Martin Mercedes||48|
|8||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||2|
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