Hamilton wins regardless of flat tyre, closes in on Schumi


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

Result

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

Driver standings

Driver Pts

Lewis Hamilton 88

Valtteri Bottas 58

Max Verstappen 52

Lando Norris 36

Charles Lecrec 33

Constructor standings

Constructor Pts

Mercedes 146

Red Bull 78



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