Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped?
That may be the simplest query to reply after Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. After Lewis Hamilton took residence one other first-place end within the British GP. Hamilton took residence his seventh win at Silverstone and he did with with a popped tire within the closing lap of the race. Fortunately for Hamilton, he had 30 seconds up on second place winner Max Verstappen.
Curiously, Hamilton wasn’t the one Mercedes with tire points, with teammate Valtteri Bottas having a blowout within the closing laps of the race, permitting Verstappen to overhaul him. It additionally opened the door for Charles Leclerc to take a podium spot after holding agency in fourth all race.
Hamilton has now gained his final three races in dominating trend, with victories on the Styrian and Hungarian GPs in July. Silverstone proved extra of the identical. Hamilton has dominated the circuit whereas behind the wheel for Mercedes, taking residence British GP victories in 5 of the final six years and his seventh win at Silverstone total.
So, to revisit: Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped en route to a different F1 championship? If a flat tire cannot cease him, then who can?
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System 1 British Grand Prix outcomes
10:43 a.m. PODIUM: Hamilton finishes the race simply forward of Verstappen after popping his left entrance tire. Leclerc finishes third, taking a podium spot after Bottas loses his drained within the closing laps of the British GP. Insane finish.
10:41 a.m.: Lewis Hamilton has misplaced his left entrance tire. Verstappen is closing, however Hamilton takes the race. Unreal finish.
10:37 a.m.: Bottas has misplaced his left entrance tire. Verstappen has overtaken Bottas. Wow. Drama within the closing laps.
10:35 a.m.: 4 laps to go and Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen comprise your podium. Verstappen
10:31 a.m.: Alex Albon transferring up from 17th to 13th, after which into 12th, with Vettel forward of him.
10:25 a.m.: An attention-grabbing growth: Bottas says he is sensing a vibration in his automotive, and Verstappen simply set the quickest lap for the race. Verstappen catching up is not out of the query right here, relying on what Bottas decides to do right here.
10:22 a.m.: One other disappointing day for Sebastian Vettel.
10:17 a.m.: 15 laps left and Hamilton and Bottas are dominating the sector, considerably unsurprisingly.
10:13 a.m.: And now Hamilton takes the quickest lap from Bottas.
10:07 a.m.: Bottas at present holds the quickest lap, he is behind teammate Hamilton by just below two seconds.
9:56 a.m.: Carlos Sainz powers previous Romain Grosjean and he is into the highest 5.
9:51 a.m.: Alex Albon is assessed a five-second penalty for the wreck with Magnussen. Teammates Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz preventing for sixth place.
9:46 a.m.: Kvyat’s automotive is lastly on the rig and heading off. Ought to have racing once more quickly.
9:44 a.m.: Lewis Hamilton appears upset with the pace of the protection automotive, begging him to hurry up.
9:35 a.m.: Daniil Kvyat is wrecked. The security automotive and medical automotive are out. Seems like he simply misplaced grip heading right into a flip. His day is finished.
9:32 a.m.: It is all Workforce Mercedes early on via lap 11. Hamilton and Bottas opening up a lead on Verstappen and Leclerc.
9:27 a.m.: Vettel is sitting in 10th — simply sitting in 10th. Hamilton opening up a lead on Bottas, with Verstappen, Leclerc and Sainz rounding out the highest 5.
9:26 a.m.: Albon is pitting early, results of the collision? Probably.
9:24 a.m.: Security automotive is heading off and racing will resume shortly.
9:15 a.m.: Security automotive is is out as Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen collide. Magnussen is wrecked and heads into the wall. His day is finished.
9:14 a.m.: Hamilton leads Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc early on. A fast begin for Leclerc as he and Verstappen jockey for third.
9:10 a.m.: Nico Hulkenberg is out after a problem with together with his automotive. This comes after he received the beginning for Racing Level after Sergio Perez examined constructive for COVID-19.
9:01 a.m.: Drivers are strapping up and in, and we’re a couple of minutes from lights out at Silverstone Circuit.
8:53 a.m.: F1 drivers delivering a robust message to start out the day:
British Grand Prix beginning grid
|Grid place||Driver||Workforce||Lap time|
|3||Max Verstappen||Crimson Bull||1’25.325|
|6||Lance Stroll||Racing Level||1’25.839|
|7||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1’25.965|
|12||Alex Albon||Crimson Bull||1’26.545|
|13||Nico Hulkenberg||Racing Level||1’26.566|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1’27.164|
|16||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1’27.366|