El Grand Prix of Great Britain 2021 will be remembered for a long time. On the one hand by the sprint race format premiere to define the starting grid of the test and on the other by the incident between Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and, obviously, the subsequent victory of the Briton before his public.
Hamilton achieved his eighth win at Silverstone and 99th in the specialty after starring in a touch with Verstappen, his rival for the crown, during the second round of the competition. For this reason the race was stopped with Red flag and that forced a new start several minutes later.
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Authorities determined that Hamilton was responsible for the maneuver that ended Verstappen against the containment barriers of the Copse curve after drifting at about 300 km / h.
The multiple champion, who in the new game came second behind the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) who came first after taking advantage of the touch between the leaders, fulfilled the 10 second penalty in his stop to change tires.
The last step of the podium went to the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), who won the battle for third place over the McLaren of English Lando Norris (4th) and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (5 °).
Verstappen and Hamilton collide!
The title rivals come together at Copse, pitching Verstappen into a high-speed crash.
- Formula 1 (@ F1) July 18th, 2021
This success and the abandonment of Verstappen put the red hot championship. The Red Bull driver, who was not injured in the incident, was left without adding and having 33 points of advantage over Hamilton now has eight ...
The championship will continue with the Hungarian Grand Prix next August 1.
GREAT BRITAIN GRAND PRIZE RESULTS OF 2021
|pos.||pilot||auto||laps||time / Dif.||pts.|
|8||18||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||52||+74.289s||4|
|12||63||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||51||+1 round||0|
|13||99||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||51||+1 round||0|
|14||6||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||51||+1 round||0|
|15||7||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||51||+1 round||0|
|16||11||RED BULL RACING HONDA||51||+1 round||0|
|17||9||HAAS FERRARI||51||+1 round||0|
|18||47||HAAS FERRARI||51||+1 round||0|
|NC||5||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||40||DNF||0|
|NC||33||RED BULL RACING HONDA||0||DNF||0|
AVERAGE: 155,183 km / h. LAP RECORD: Pérez, in the 50th, in 1: 28.617 at 239,317 km / h.
DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Verstappen, 185 points; 2) Hamilton, 177; 3) Norris, 113; 4) Bottas, 108; 5) Pérez, 104; 6) Leclerc, 80; 7) Sainz, 68; 8) Ricciardo, 50; 9) Gasly, 39; 10) Vettel, 30; 11) Alonso, 26; 12) Stroll, 18; 13) Ocon, 14; 14) Tsunoda, 10; 15) Giovinazzi and Raikkonen, 1.
BUILDERS CUP: 1) Red Bull-Honda, 289 points; 2) Mercedes, 285; 3) McLaren-Mercedes, 163; 4) Ferrari, 148; 5) AlphaTauri-Honda, 49; 6) Aston Martin-Mercedes, 48; 7) Alpine-Renault, 40; 8) Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, 2.