Home Formula One F1: Max Verstappen storms to British Grand Prix victory with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton on podium

F1: Max Verstappen storms to British Grand Prix victory with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton on podium

F1: Max Verstappen storms to British Grand Prix victory with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton on podium


Max Verstappen prolonged his championship lead with a convincing victory – and sixth win on the spin – on the British Grand Prix on a day of success for McLaren too.

Pink Bull’s Verstappen, beginning on pole, misplaced the result in driver of the day Lando Norris initially however quickly took again first place on lap 5 and maintained place regardless of a security automotive simply over midway by the race.

McLaren star Norris completed second for his joint-best lead to Method 1 with eight-time winner at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton finishing the rostrum in third.

George Russell completed fifth with Norris’ McLaren team-mate Oscar Piastri unluckily lacking out on a primary podium in F1 with a nonetheless highly-respectable fourth place.

“We had a very good race. Final stint was tough with these tyres however general tempo was good,” stated Verstappen, after choosing up Pink Bull’s eleventh victory in a row.

After all of the pre-race hype on an overcast day, together with Brad Pitt striding down the grid after the nationwide anthem whereas filming a scene for the highly-anticipated new F1 movie, the race begin noticed Norris propel into an exhilarating lead.

As Verstappen’s RB19 baulked with wheelspin on lights out, Norris took benefit down the within at flip one.

Verstappen additionally got here underneath immense strain on lap one from Piastri however, crucially, managed to maintain no less than one McLaren behind him.

Lando Norris stole a march on Max Verstappen initially to take the lead

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Norris maintained glorious tempo initially and all through the race however couldn’t hold the Dutchman behind him for lengthy, with the Pink Bull hovering previous on lap 5 on the Wellington Straight with the assistance of DRS.

The pack was then set for the primary half of the race, with Hamilton shedding a spot from seventh initially however shortly overtaking previous foe Alonso.

However when Kevin Magnussen’s engine blew on lap 32 and the protection automotive got here out, it triggered the frontrunners to pit and adjusted the order with Aussie rookie Piastri particularly lacking out.


1) Max Verstappen

2) Lando Norris

3) Lewis Hamilton

4) Oscar Piastri

5) George Russell

6) Sergio Perez

7) Fernando Alonso

8) Alex Albon

9) Charles Leclerc

10) Carlos Sainz

The incident labored wonders for Hamilton, although, who got here out in third place for a prolonged security automotive interval.

Verstappen, in familiarly comfy vogue, stole a march on the restart whereas Norris needed to dig deep in defence to maintain Hamilton, on faster gentle tyres, behind him.

The highest-three remained because the race concluded, with Hamilton claiming his 14th podium at Silverstone and Norris’ first podium since Imola final 12 months.

Verstappen shortly regained the lead and saved first place for his sixth win in a row

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The Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz solely managed to complete within the last factors positions in ninth and tenth respectively, whereas Alex Albon sealed a terrific eighth place for Williams on the weekend they celebrated their 800th race in Method 1.

Sergio Perez got here dwelling sixth – up ten locations from beginning the grid in 16th – with Fernando Alonso ending seventh for Aston Martin.



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