Lewis Hamilton wins at Silverstone, Lance Stroll 7th

Lewis Hamilton wins at Silverstone, Lance Stroll 7th
Lewis Hamilton wins at Silverstone, Lance Stroll 7th

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday after a spectacular race disrupted by rain, ahead of Max Verstappen and Lando Norris.

The Briton had not won since the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in December 2021. He therefore had to wait 57 races to claim the 104th victory of his career, his 9th at Silverstone.

I wanted so much to win at Silverstone with Mercedes-Benz one last time, this victory is for this incredible teamsaid Hamilton, very moved.

We know that he will move to Ferrari in 2025.

The victory was decided in the final pit stop window when the cars had to be put back on slick tyres after the track had dried following the rain.

Hamilton pitted on lap 39 with Lando Norris leading the race by a narrow margin of 1.8 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz then fitted soft tyres (red stripe) in 2.9 seconds. McLaren waited until the next lap to give their driver soft tyres, and the stop, which was messy, lasted 4.5 seconds.

Norris came out of the pits behind his compatriot and with a delay of 2 seconds, he was unable to catch up with Hamilton, impeccable in his trajectories.

Worse, the McLaren driver lost his 2nd place four laps from the finish to Max Verstappen, who had opted for hard tyres (white stripe) which proved to be more resistant and more efficient at the end of the event.

The last stop proved decisive, well done to Lewis and Mercedes-Benzsaid Norris, very disappointed.

Hamilton resisted the return of Verstappen who had started off badly, but who benefited from the excellent management of his team.

We didn’t have the necessary rhythm todayadmitted by Verstappen.

He increases his championship lead by 3 points, and is now 84 points ahead of Lando Norris.

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Lance Stroll à Silverstone

Photo : Getty Images / James Sutton – Formula 1

Aston Martin’s group shot at the end of the 52 laps of the race: Lance Stroll finished 7th ahead of his teammate Fernando Alonso, 8th, by a lead of 4.6 seconds.

In difficult conditions, we did well, said Stroll. I was able to gain a place at the start, and then we had to judge the right moment to put on the rain tires before finishing in the crash barriers. We are collecting big points and we are finishing the triple program (Spain-Austria-Great Britain) on a good note. We want to continue our momentum in Hungary.

Note the retirement on lap 34 of pole position holder George Russell, whose Mercedes-Benz suffered a water leak.

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