Hamiton makes it a record seventh British Grand Prix victory
Lewis Hamilton made it a record seventh British Grand Prix victory in a dramatic finish at Silverstone on Sunday.
The Mercedes driver suffered a puncture on the last lap when his left front tyre failed hallway around the last lap.
Hamilton managed to hold in to first place in front of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Verstappen would have won had he not stopped late for fresh tyres to try for the fastest lap.
In an extraordinary finish to the race the final two laps produced drama. Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas punctured on the penultimate lap and saw him drop out of the points.
The Finn eventually finishing in 11th place and is now 30 points behind Hamilton in the title race.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was in fourth place on the final lap when like Hamilton he suffered a puncture. Eventually finishing the race in 13th place.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was promoted from fourth to the final podium spot by the late drama.
An early collision between Alex Albon’s Red Bull and Kevin Magnussen’s Haas bought out the safety car. As did a massive crash involving Daniil Kyvat on lap 13 causing the drivers to pit and change on to hard tyres.
It was pretty bog standard racing until the real drama of the last two laps with tyres exploding everywhere.
Lando Norris said after the race
“A decent race. I made a bit of a mistake by pushing to hard on the first lap of the race. I don’t think we had the fastest car on track compared to the teams around us.”
Carlos Sainz said after the race
“I’m a bit lost for words to be honest. I think the images speak for themselves. It’s a very frustrating end to an otherwise very strong race.”