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Why would not Max Verstappen’s Silverstone win depend?

Why would not Max Verstappen’s Silverstone win depend?


Max Verstappen has received a full-length Formulation 1 race at Silverstone Circuit earlier than, however he’s nonetheless in search of his first British Grand Prix victory.

Two-time reigning Formulation 1 world champion Max Verstappen is coming into unfamiliar territory forward of this Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

Silverstone Circuit is one among solely three tracks amongst these on the schedule in each 2021 and 2022 the place he didn’t win en path to securing the world championships.

The Pink Bull driver has received on the 18-turn, 3.661-mile (5.892-kilometer) highway course earlier than, nevertheless, and he received a full-length 52-lap Formulation 1 Grand Prix on the observe.

So why does Max Verstappen formally have zero British Grand Prix victories?

Verstappen’s win on the observe got here again within the 2020 season, which noticed its calendar drastically overhauled because of COVID-19-related restrictions.

In consequence, Silverstone Circuit hosted two races as a substitute of its normal one, however just one formally counted as that yr’s British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton received that race for Mercedes en path to profitable his seventh world title. The race received by the Dutchman was formally known as the seventieth Anniversary Grand Prix.

It nonetheless counts as a Formulation 1 Grand Prix victory, nevertheless it doesn’t make him a former British Grand Prix winner.

The identical is true when the Pink Bull Ring hosted two races in 2020 and 2021. Valtteri Bottas received the Austrian Grand Prix in 2020, however Hamilton’s victory within the Styrian Grand Prix, regardless of coming on the identical observe, doesn’t depend as an Austrian Grand Prix victory. So he’s a one-time, not a two-time, Austrian Grand Prix winner.

Likewise, Verstappen is a five-time winner on the Pink Bull Ring, however solely a four-time Austrian Grand Prix winner, as one among his two wins on the observe in 2021 got here within the Styrian Grand Prix.

The identical idea can also be true for nations that host a number of races at completely different tracks. For instance, there is just one United States Grand Prix per yr, although there are actually three races in america on the schedule.

Verstappen’s two Miami victories don’t depend towards his United States Grand Prix win whole, since Circuit of the Americas is the host of the official United States Grand Prix. His two Imola victories additionally don’t depend towards his Italian Grand Prix whole, since Monza is the host of the official Italian Grand Prix.

Formally, Verstappen has an uncharacteristically low two podium finishes in eight British Grand Prix begins and a mean end of solely 8.9. He missed out on a possibility to win the race in 2021 resulting from contact with Hamilton on the opening lap, and he missed out on a possibility to win the race in 2022 resulting from bodywork harm from particles off one other automobile.

His common end of 13.5 at Silverstone Circuit since 2021 is his lowest amongst all tracks throughout that span.

FanDuel Sportsbook, which is now providing followers an instantaneous $200 only for signing up and betting $20, lists Verstappen, who’s at present using a five-race profitable streak, because the -290 favourite to win this yr’s British Grand Prix.

ESPN2 is ready to broadcast the British Grand Prix stay from Silverstone Circuit beginning at 9:55 a.m. ET this Sunday, July 9. Start a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss it!

  • Printed on 07/08/2023 at 10:30 AM
  • Final up to date at 07/08/2023 at 10:30 AM



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