Lewis Hamilton, from villain to hero at the British Grand Prix

Mercedes' Englishman won before his audience after being involved in an accident that left Max Verstappen out of the race, no less.

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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.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Steve Etherington.

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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.

Max VerstappenHe returned to the track in fifth position, climbing positions quickly and in the final laps he began to put pressure on the Scuderia driver, who he overcame without much setback.

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 °).

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.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: LAT Images.

GREAT BRITAIN GRAND PRIZE RESULTS OF 2021

pos. No. pilot auto laps time / Dif. pts.
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 52 1:58:23.284 25
2 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 52 +3.871s 18
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 52 +11.125s 15
4 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 52 +28.573s 12
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 52 +42.624s 10
6 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 52 +43.454s 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 52 +72.093s 6
8 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 52 +74.289s 4
9 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 52 +76.162s 2
10 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 52 +82.065s 1
11 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 52 +85.327s 0
12 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 51 +1 round 0
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 51 +1 round 0
14 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 51 +1 round 0
15 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 51 +1 round 0
16 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 51 +1 round 0
17 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 51 +1 round 0
18 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 51 +1 round 0
NC 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 40 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen 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.

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