Lewis Hamilton is now simply eight points behind Max Verstappen in the Formula 1 standings.Hamilton won Sunday’s British Grand Prix after he was punished 10 seconds for call with Verstappen on the first lap of the race The call between Hamilton’s left-front tire as well as Verstappen’s best back sent out Verstappen collapsing right into the wall surface as well as out of the race. Verstappen climbed up from his cars and truck under his very own power after the hard impact as well as was eventually taken to a local medical facility for evaluation.Hamilton scored 25 points for winning the race after he entered it 33 factors behind Verstappen for the title. Both motorists began on the front row after Verstappen won the sprint qualifying race in advance of Hamilton on Saturday. They combated remarkably on the initial lap until Hamilton went for a within move in Copse edge on lap one.Verstappen pressed Hamilton low going into the edge and also attempted to pinch
him down towards the curb. The aggressiveness of both motorists caused call and also the appropriate back wheel damaged off Verstappen’s auto as he entered into the wall at a high rate of speed.The case was checked out by race stewards and Hamilton was consequently penalized 10 secs on his rest stop for the collision. The guardians ruled that Hamilton was at mistake for the accident, though it seemed practical to believe that it was just a racing incident in between the series’ finest two chauffeurs going with a crucial piece of track position.Verstappen was successful of Hamilton on the very first lap of Saturday’s first-ever sprint qualifying race and also held the lead for all 17 laps. Hamilton recognized Sunday that he can possibly stay in advance of Verstappen if he entered front on the first lap as well as both vehicle drivers realized how essential that track position was promptly from the begin. Hamilton rejoined the race in fifth after his pit stop. He swiftly went up to fourth when Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz pitted and quickly passed
McLaren’s Lando Norris for third.Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc had taken the lead after Hamilton and also Verstappen made get in touch with as well as held it for much of the race. He had the lead after he pitted and also was 9 seconds in advance
of Mercedes ‘Valtteri Bottas with around 15 laps left. Hamilton’s Mercedes was much faster on the hard compound tires than LeClerc’s. Bottas drew over for Hamilton to chase LeClerc and Hamilton got past LeClerc with 2 laps to go.
LeClerc completed second and also Bottas finished up 3rd. Verstappen currently leads Hamilton 185-177 in the standings via 10 of 23 races. Has actually Mercedes captured Red Bull?Verstappen’s Red Bull cars and truck has been the fastest in F1 by a mile in current weeks. Verstappen went into the British
Grand Prix on a three-race win touch and also all 3 of those victories
had come in dominating style. Mercedes brought upgrades to Silverstone as well as was competitive with Red Bull right off the bat. Hamilton outqualified Verstappen for the sprint race and had comparable race pace.But it’s easy to see just how Mercedes is still the underdog also as the team has won every motorist as well as fitter’s title dating back to 2014. Red Bull’s cars and truck has actually been much better matched to the 2021 wind resistant policies– the COVID-19 pandemic implied that teams used the same car constructs they did a year earlier– as well as also leads Mercedes in the erector’s championship.Sunday went a long way to closing that erector’s void as well. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez likewise fell short to rack up points in the race after he started last as a result of an accident in the sprint race. Mercedes reduced a 44-point space in the standings to four after scoring 40 points(15 for Bottas
)on Sunday. Both titles are currently much closer getting in the following F1 race of the period in Hungary on Aug. 1. More from Yahoo Sports: