Silverstone, August 2
Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix at this time regardless of a puncture on the final lap to clinch an 87th profession win and transfer inside 4 of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One report.
The championship chief’s record-extending seventh Silverstone win noticed him end six seconds forward of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who unexpectedly moved up a spot after Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas sustained a puncture with three laps left.
With Hamilton to date forward, Verstappen went in for a tire change in a bid to achieve an additional level for the quickest lap however that pit cease finally price him victory as a result of Hamilton’s entrance left shredded with half a lap to go. Verstappen swallowed up many of the 25-second hole however ran out of time. Charles Leclerc completed third for Ferrari.
When his tire melted, Bottas needed to come again for a tire change and dropped out of the factors altogether into 11th spot and 30 factors behind Hamilton within the title race. Sebastian Vettel, a four-time F1 champion, positioned 10th and has now did not get into the highest 5 for his worst begin to a season since 2008. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr. additionally sustained a puncture on the final lap and fell to 13th. There is one other race at Silverstone subsequent Sunday. — AP
British Grand Prix
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:28:01.283
2 Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull +5.856s
3 Charles Lecrec (Monaco) Ferrari +18.474s
4 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault +19.650s
5 Lando Norris (Belgium) McLaren +22.2777s
Lewis Hamilton 88
Valtteri Bottas 58
Max Verstappen 52
Lando Norris 36
Charles Lecrec 33
Red Bull 78