F1 BRITISH GP 2020 : HAMILTON WINS RACE
Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas in a class of its own.
F1 BRITISH GP 2020 HAMILTON WINS RACE – Lewis Hamilton managed to hold on to take a victory at the British Grand Prix despite suffering from major tyre damage and extended his championship lead over his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. It was a disaster for the Finn, who was in second place for much of the race, as he suffered from a puncture with two laps to go ruining his race.
Mercedes looked in a league of their own for the whole weekend and it was the same story on race day as the Silver Arrows totally dominated the field once again.
Race – Great Britain
|1||Lewis HAMILTON||Mercedes||LAP 52|
|2||Max VERSTAPPEN||Red Bull||+ 5,856|
|3||Charles LECLERC||Ferrari||+ 18,474|
|4||Daniel RICCIARDO||Renault||+ 19,650|
|5||Lando NORRIS||McLaren||+ 22,277|
|6||Esteban OCON||Renault||+ 26.937|
|7||Pierre GASLY||Alpha Tauri||+ 31,188|
|8||Alexander ALBON||Red Bull||+ 32,670|
|9||Lance STROLL||Racing Point||+ 37,311|
|10||Sebastian VETTEL||Ferrari||+ 41.857|
|11||Valtteri BOTTAS||Mercedes||+ 42,167|
|12||Antonio GIOVINAZZI||Alfa Romeo||+ 54.205|
|13||George RUSSELL||Williams||+ 52.004|
|14||Carlos SAINZ||McLaren||+ 53,370|
|15||Nicholas LATIFI||Williams||+ 54.549|
|16||Romain GROSJEAN||Haas||+ 55.050|
|17||Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN||Alfa Romeo||+ 1 L|
|18||Daniil KVYAT||Alpha Tauri||DNF|
|20||Nico HULKENBERG||Racing Point||DNF|
Despite Mercedes dominance, the British Grand Prix was the battle of the midfield. Much of the action was between the McLaren’s, Renault’s, Charles Leclerc and Lance Stroll and there was plenty of exciting moves as the drivers battled it out. There was plenty of drama throughout the race and the safety car was busy, coming out twice, mixing up the strategies and tactics for the whole grid.
There was heartbreak for Nico Hulkenberg, who was in as a replacement for the COVID positive Sergio Perez, as his Racing Point failed to start up properly before the race meaning that he was unable to make it to the start and was therefore forced to watch the Grand Prix from the pit lane.
He wasn’t the only one who’s race was ruined as Kevin Magnussen crashed out before completing a single lap. He collided with Alex Albon coming around the last corner and ended up in the gravel with his left front wheel coming clean off bringing out the safety car.
The safety car returned back out on lap 13 after Daniil Kvyat had an almighty shunt completely destroying his Alpha Tauri. Most drivers came into the pits to make the most of the opportunity for a fresh set of rubber but Romain Grosjean stayed out and was the only driver on the medium tyre as all other runners chose to use the hard compound. By staying out on track the Haas driver managed to hold onto fifth place for a few laps before being overtaken by the two McLarens. He was then shown the black and white flag for his defensive driving and ended the race in 16th place after finally going in for his pit stop.
Albon stopped early on lap 7 for the hard tyre after complaining about vibrations after his incident with the Haas and his day went from bad to worse as he was given a five-second penalty for causing a collision and will once again face questions about whether he deserves his seat at Red Bull Racing. He stopped twice and had a good second half of the race, making a
There was plenty of good clean racing with Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon going wheel to wheel early on with the pink Racing Point getting the better of the Frenchman and progressing up the field.
Lando Norris impressed at his home Grand Prix and made an impressive move overtaking Daniel Ricciardo and going wheel to wheel with his McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz.
It was a dismal weekend for Sebastian Vettel who really struggled to get his Ferrari to perform and the four-time world champion failed to finish in the points and in comparison to his teammate Charles Leclerc, who finished fourth, many will wonder why the German was so much slower.
F1 BRITISH GP 2020 HAMILTON WINS RACE F1 BRITISH GP 2020 HAMILTON WINS RACE
HAMILTON : BIG GAP BETWEEN US AND THIRD PLACE
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE F1 NEWS VIA Facebook AND Twitter
Formula 12 days ago
Porsche Ends F1 Dreams
Formula 15 days ago
Verstappen’s bid for fastest lap point leaves Perez surprised and confused
Formula 17 days ago
Hamilton splits with long-time trainer Angela Cullen
Formula 15 days ago
Fernando Alonso’s Controversial Penalty Overturned, Reinstating 100th Podium Finish
Formula 15 days ago
Alonso Stripped of 100th F1 Podium in Saudi Arabian GP
Formula 14 days ago
Perez and Verstappen battle for supremacy in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix