|4||LANDO NORRIS||MCLAREN MERCEDES||+28.573s||12|
|5||DANIEL RICCIARDO||MCLAREN MERCEDES||+42.624s||10|
|7||FERNANDO ALONSO||ALPINE RENAULT||+72.093s||6|
|8||LANCE STROLL||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||+74.289s||4|
|9||ESTEBAN OCON||ALPINE RENAULT||+76.162s||2|
|10||YUKI TSUNODA||ALPHATAURI HONDA||+82.327s||1|
|11||PIERRE GASLY||ALPHATAURI HONDA||+85.327s||0|
|12||GEORGE RUSSELL||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||+1 LAP||0|
|13||ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||+1 LAP||0|
|14||NICOLAS LATIFI||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||+1 LAP||0|
|15||KIMI RAIKKONEN||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||+1 LAP||0|
|16||SERGIO PEREZ||RED BULL RACING HONDA||+1 LAP||0|
|17||NIKITA MAZEPIN||HAAS FERRARI||+1 LAP||0|
|18||MICK SCHUMACHER||HAAS FERRARI||+1 LAP||0|
|NC||SEBASTIAN VETTEL||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||DNF||0|
|NC||MAX VERSTAPPEN||RED BULL RACING HONDA||DNF||0|
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic British Grand Prix after overcoming a 10-second penalty that he received for colliding with title rival Max Verstappen in the first lap of the race. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was leading for most of the race but was overtaken by Hamilton with three laps remaining. The second Mercedes Driver, Valtteri Bottas took P3.
Verstappen had qualified first after winning the inaugural sprint qualifying race on Saturday and was looking to make it four race victories in a row.
Sadly, he was knocked out of the track and right into the barriers by Hamilton in the first lap of the race. Both of them were fighting over the lead in the first half of the lap but made contact at Copse when Hamilton tried to overtake Verstappen by going on the inside of the fast sweeping corner. Hamilton was blamed for the collision and was handed a 10-second penalty. The penalty for some people wasn’t harsh enough, and while for some, it was a bit too harsh.
The race was red-flagged after the incident because the barrier where Verstappen’s car had crashed into had to be repaired. Verstappen was taken to the hospital for a precautionary test after the accident and was declared clear of any injuries. At the same time, the man who caused the accident was trying to win the race.
Thankfully for Mercedes, the collision with Verstappen only damaged Hamilton’s front wing lightly, which was then repaired when all the cars came into the pits after the red flag.
Leclerc, who started the Grand Prix from 4th, overtook Bottas at the first corner after a great start and then sailed into the lead after the incident between Hamilton and Verstappen. Leclerc held onto that position even after the restart of the race but was passed by Hamilton, ironically, at the same corner where he took Verstappen out of the race. In the end, Leclerc was able to get his first podium of the season by finishing second. For Hamilton, it was his 99th F1 career victory and his 8th British Grand Prix victory, which delighted the British crowd.
Bottas was running fourth for most of the race, behind Lando Norris but a slow pit stop from Mclaren driver allowed him to get back to third place. Behind Norris was the other McLaren driver, Daniel Ricciardo, who was in a battle for 5th place for most of the race with the other Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz. Sainz had a chance to get 5th place, but his chances were spoiled by a slow pit stop which led to him exiting the pits and rejoining the track behind Ricciardo. He stayed in that position for the rest of the race.
Behind them, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who had a great sprint qualifying session on Saturday, finished in the P7 he started in, ahead of Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll. The second Alpine of Esteban Ocon finished in P9 and got his first points since Monaco, while Tsunoda was the last driver to finish in the points.
The only remaining Red Bull of Sergio Perez finished P16 after starting from the pits at the beginning of the race. His non-points finish means that Mercedes has now cut the gap in the Constructors Championship from 44 points to 4 points.
Max Verstappen ‘Dissapointed’, Unhappy with Lewis Hamilton’s ‘Unsportsmanlike Behaviour’ at British GP
Red Bull’s Formula One driver Max Verstappen has hit out at Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton following the Briton’s dramatic win at the British Grand Prix. The Dutch driver accused Hamilton of “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour” on Sunday after the two collided at the British Grand Prix.
“Glad I’m ok. 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,” Verstappen tweeted.
“Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour but we move on,” he added.