F1 Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton comes out first at the end of the British GP. Lap one was very controversial as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collide. Max Verstappen was out of the race because of the crash.
Red Bull boss Horner coplaining to the FIA.
Red Bull boss Horner was furious in the immediate aftermath, accusing Hamilton of “dirty driving”. Talking to f1.com he added “For me, it’s very clear: Lewis has stuck a wheel up the inside of one of the fastest corners on this world championship. He’s driven this circuit for years; you know you don’t do that here. The result – thank God we haven’t had a driver that’s been seriously injured or worse today.”
At the restart.
The race was stopped after the crash and a red flag was shown. At the restart, Charles Leclerc was in grid number 1. Lewis was still on the same grid number 2. Besides, Charles had a major advantage as Lewis Hamilton was given a 10 seconds ‘ stop-and-go penalty for the crash.
Lewis Hamilton tried to overtake Charles Leclerc after the restart. But he couldn’t because of his tire’s high temperatures. After the pit stops Lewis Hamilton went 4th. As he had new tires he pulled off the victory by overtaking Charles Leclerc just 2 laps before the chequered flag.
It’s Game on in the driver’s championship
Talking about drivers championship. Because of the crash, Lewis Hamilton has come very close to max Verstappen by just 8 points behind.
Sergio Perez who started last in the race finished it at 16th position. Red bull ended the race with no points.
The drivers ended in podium were Lewis Hamilton 1st. Charles Leclerc 2nd and Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd.
this was what Max Verstappen tweeted on Lewis Hamilton’s celebration at F1 Silverstone.
Max Verstappen’s tweet on Lewis Hamilton’s celebration.
“Glad I’m ok,” he tweeted. “Very disappointed with being taken out like this. The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on the track.
“Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.”