With three sound wheels … Hamilton crowns the British Formula One Prize (video and photos)



Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes driver, boosted his record in victories at the Silverstone circuit, with a seventh victory on Sunday in the British Formula One Grand Prix.

The British dominated the fourth stage of the world championship, from starting from the first place until the last 52 lap, when it had a hole in the left front frame, and had to continue driving, to maintain its progress against the Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen II, and Ferrari Charles Locklear (Monaco) the third.

After a monotonous race to compete for the top positions, the last laps witnessed sudden changes, especially at the level of the second place, which was occupied by the vast majority of the race, Finn Valtery Botas, a Hamilton, Mercedes fellow.

But the latter suffered a hole in the tire too, two laps before the end, and had to switch tires to end the race in eleventh place.

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Today, Hamilton won his third victory, boosting his lead to the overall standings with 88 points, 30 points behind Potas II, and 36 points from Verstappen.

The fifth stage of the championship will be held on the same circuit next Sunday without an audience due to the Corona virus pandemic.

Source: AFP


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