Hamilton is the first to win the Great Britain Prize


Silverstone (United Kingdom) – Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start from the first place in the Great Britain Prize, the fourth stage of the Formula One World Championship, after he led the official experiences on Saturday and broke the record for the fastest lap in the Silverstone circuit, beating his teammate in the Finnish Mercedes team, Valtieri Potas.

This is the seventh time Hamilton has started from first place in Silverstone and ninety-first in his rich career, boosting his record.

Mercedes drivers confirmed their dominance this season, after crowning Potas in the opening race, then Hamilton in the second and third stages.

In the second line, the Dutchman, Max Verchtaben (Red Bull), and Charles Locklear from Monaco (Ferrari) will start.

Hamilton, who will try to consolidate his record victories in Silverstone to seven, almost caused himself an accident when his car rolled on itself in the second period of experiments, causing the competition to stop until the gravel was removed from the circuit.

As in the first three rounds, the British award is held without fans due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus, which, on Thursday, Mexican Racing Sergio Perez, the driver of Racing Point, became his first victim in the first category.

Hamilton, 35, commented on the absence of fans in the historic arena. “Everything is empty here. Usually there are whistles, flags and firecrackers, and the atmosphere here is great. We miss it very much. But I hope they are happy with the result.”

Hamilton is ahead of the drivers’ overall ranking, five points behind teammate Potas.

“It was a good day until the third period, when my car started to drift a little bit,” Lewis said. “Louis was better and he deserved the lead.”

“He succeeded in winning last year when I started from second place with a strategy different from me, so I hope to get my chances on Sunday.”


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