It was a tense event for Team Mercedes when Lewis Hamilton saw off competition from F1 rivals and survived the tyre drama to fend off Max Verstappen charge recording a seventh career win at Silverstone.
The Mercedes driver won Sunday’s British Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen despite facing a tyre delamination towards the closing moments of the race.
Hamilton, who led the race from the start to the finish has now won his home Grand Prix more than any other driver in the history of Formula One and grabbed headlines on Sunday which was quite easy for fans of US bets. Max Verstappen managed to settle for the second position ahead of Charles Leclerc who finished third for Ferrari with Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris of McLaren respectively completing the top five.
Charles Leclerc tried to blitz around Verstappen in the first lap as Hamilton held off Bottas to retain the lead while Carl Sainz and Norris swapped places to stroll down to eighth.
It was a big blow for Hass after Magnussen bowed out of the race following a clash with Albon at the end of the first lap. The Haas was later removed from the gravel by marshals as Ocon was all over the back of Stroll in the midfield and tried a move at Stowe during the 6th lap.
However, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc stole the party with one of the best wheel-to-wheel battles in Formula One’s recent history.
Hamilton’s win became routine after the timing of a safety car period played into his hands and neutralised his fight with Bottas for the victory. The duo had gone wheel to wheel for the lead on Lap 4, with Hamilton briefly getting past at Luffield, before Bottas fought back to reclaim the lead at Copse.
Hamilton took advantage of a free pit stop which allowed him to retain the lead of the race when he rejoined the track after the timing of the safety car.
Pierre Gasly also drove a solid race to fourth position and beat Ferrari’sMax Verstappen on track for the first time this season.
Carlos Sainz’s incredible Sunday performances continued and finished ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo while Daniil Kvyat and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the points-paying positions in the 9th and 10th positions.
Lando Norris finished 11th ahead of fellow rookie Alexander Albon. Lance Stroll was 13th, ahead of Williams pair of George Russell and Robert Kubica; those two finished a lap down with Vettel, who ended a miserable weekend in 16th position.
Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen withdrew from the race earlier on after colliding on the opening lap. Grosjean slid into Magnussen before officially retiring from the contest.
Hamilton is now 30 points clear in bid for seventh F1 drivers’ title ahead of second placed Valteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (52), Lando Noris (32) and Charles Leclerc (33) are in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th places.
Alexander Albon, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Daniel Riciardo, and Carlos Sainz Junior follow in that order to the 10th position
The Emirates Formula One 70th anniversary Grand Prix will be the Fifth round of the Formula One scheduled for this weekend on the 7th – 9th August 2020 in the Great Britain.