By: AP |
Revealed: August 2, 2020 9:07:54 pm
Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy on the rostrum after the British System One Grand Prix on the Silverstone racetrack. (AP Photograph)
Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday regardless of a puncture on the final lap to clinch an 87th profession win and transfer inside 4 of Michael Schumacher’s System One file.
The championship chief’s record-extending seventh Silverstone win noticed him end six seconds forward of Crimson 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 up to now forward, Verstappen went in for a tire change in a bid to realize an additional level for the quickest lap however that pit cease in the end price him victory as a result of Hamilton’s entrance left shredded with half a lap to go. Verstappen swallowed up a lot 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 didn’t 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’s one other race at Silverstone subsequent Sunday.
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