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Hamilton 1st, Verstappen in the wall at the Silverstone GP

Verstappen in the wall, Leclerc long leader but Hamilton finally winner, the GP of Silverstone has many surprises in store!

The 2021 Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix saw for the first time the starting grid established by an unprecedented course Sprint of 17 laps who saw Max Verstappen get the better of Lewis Hamilton and take the first place upon departure.

A high voltage start

When the lights went out, Hamilton came up to the level of Max Verstappen. An intense battle ensued between the two drivers in the fight for the title. But a contact between the two cars sends the Dutchman into the wall at over 250 km / h. He came out unscathed but still sounded good after having suffered a deceleration of 51G! Charles Leclerc then located in third position took the opportunity to take the lead just before the race was stopped.

Vettel spinning

Once the Red Bull has been cleared and the tire wall has been restored, a second standing start is given. As the Ferrari driver stands up to Hamilton’s Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel, then in the top 10, made a mistake alone. He will start again in last position and will eventually give up on lap 41.

Failed pit stops

While he was brilliantly leading the race, Charles Leclerc encountered engine problems. The Mercedes of the British, which finally 10 seconds penalty which he will perform during his pit stop, then takes the opportunity to get closer. But fortunately for the Monegasque, it ends up returning to order. Behind the first two, Lando Norris held his place on the podium. But a missed stop of more than 6 seconds will make him come out 6th. He will manage to take two places for finally impose his McLaren in 4th place.

A few moments later, an identical disappointment happens to Carlos Sainz on Ferrari. His tire change took more than 12 seconds and sent him back a long way from third place. He will finally finish 6th.

Hamilton supercharged

The end of the race was marked by the spectacular comeback of a burning Lewis Hamilton. He literally swooped down on Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari before passing it easily a few laps from the checkered flag. Lewis Hamilton wins at home in front of an audience fully committed to his cause. With 177 points, the seven-time world champion returns to 8 short lengths of Max Verstappen which has 185.

2021 Silverstone Grand Prix standings

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  2. Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes
  4. Lando Norris – McLaren
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
  6. Carlos Sainz Jr – Ferrari
  7. Fernando Alonso – Alpine
  8. Lance Stroll – Aston Martin
  9. Esteban Ocon – Alpine
  10. Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri
  11. Pierre Gasly – AlphaTauri
  12. Georges Russell – Williams
  13. Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo
  14. Nicholas Latifi – Williams
  15. Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
  16. Sergio Pérez – Red Bull
  17. Nikita Mazepin – Haas
  18. Mick Schumacher – Haas
  19. Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin (out)
  20. Max Verstappen – Red Bull (out)

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