Lewis Hamilton roars back to win British GP after Max Verstappen crash

Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Of Britain Gives A Thumbs Up
Image Source: AP Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain offers a thumbs up after the Sprint Qualifying of the British Solution One Grand Prix, at the Silverstone

circuit, in Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 17 Lewis Hamilton roared back from a first-lap occurrence that sent champion leader Max Verstappen to the medical facility and overcame a 10-second penalty to win the British Grand Prix and reignite his title defense on Sunday.

The seven-time champ won at his home track to snap a run of 5 races without a victory. He had actually dropped from 2nd to 5th after he served his charge, picked up two areas when he went back to the track and then Mercedes colleague Valtteri Bottas was purchased to move out of Hamilton’s way.

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It gave him 11 laps to ferret out leader Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari and Hamilton made the pass for the win with simply 2 laps to go– and on the exact same corner where he had actually tangled with Verstappen. The British motorist was cheered on to his eighth career triumph at Silverstone by the passionate house fans, who also gave him a standing ovation.

Hamilton, who then drove a victory lap displaying the British flag, cut the gap to Verstappen in the chauffeurs’ championship from 33 points to seven.

“What a terrific task people. Thank you a lot for continuing to push this year, I am so influenced by you guys. There’s a long method to go however I believe in you men,” Hamilton said after the race.

Then he climbed up the rail and ran toward the grandstands waving the flag to his adoring crowd.

Verstappen crashed out of the race when a spirited first lap fight with Hamilton sent the Dutchman spinning hard into a barrier.

The race was red-flagged to enable repairs to the tire barrier. Verstappen, shaky as he climbed up from his car, was initially seen in the Silverstone medical center but then carried to a local health center for further evaluation.

Released at Sun, 18 Jul 2021 11:47:49 -0500