Briton Lewis Hamilton won with a flat tire for the seventh time at the Silverstone circuit and came out of the leading British Grand Prix in the Formula One World Championship.
The Mercedes driver has won three consecutive Grand Prix wins, those of Styria, Hungary and Great Britain, and is walking with determination towards his seventh title. At Silverstone he started from pole and held the first position despite crossing the finish line on a flat tire, in an absolutely dramatic finish.
Precisely because of a similar set his teammate, the Finn Valtteri Bottas, lost second place and his place on the podium, not like Lewis Hamilton.
“He is a lucky boy”, they ironized from Red Bull.
And is that the Dutch Max Verstappen could have hunted the English, although the bet of his team to sign the fastest lap took him away from the victory. Finished, by a slim margin, second.
The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), meanwhile, completed the podium.
The Spanish Carlos Sainz (McLaren), who also punctured on the last lap, lost fourth place and did not score.
In the top-10 they did finish the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), the British Lando Norris (McLaren), the French Esteban Ocon (Renault), the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), the Thai Alexander Albon (Red Bull), the Canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point) and the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). (HN)