Lewis Hamilton wins British GP; Montreal’s Lance Stroll ninth

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“Up till that final lap all the pieces was comparatively easy crusing,” stated the six instances world champion of a race with two lengthy security automobile intervals. “The tires felt nice.

“I heard that his (Bottas’s) tire went and I used to be simply taking a look at mine and all the pieces appeared fantastic. The automobile was nonetheless turning no downside… These previous few laps I began to again off after which simply down the straight it simply deflated.

“That was undoubtedly a coronary heart within the mouth sort of feeling…I used to be simply praying to get round and never be too sluggish. I practically didn’t get round the previous few corners. Thank God we did.”

The victory was the 87th of Hamilton’s F1 profession — leaving him 4 in need of Ferrari nice Michael Schumacher’s all-time file of 91 — and his third in a row. It was additionally most likely the luckiest.

Verstappen’s race engineer summed it up over the workforce radio to the Dutch driver: “He’s a fortunate boy..”

Mercedes, chasing a seventh successive title double, have received all 4 races this season.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo was fourth for Renault, forward of future McLaren workforce mate Lando Norris, whose personal workforce mate – Carlos Sainz – additionally had a puncture.

Frenchman Esteban Ocon ensured Renault’s double factors end in sixth, with compatriot Pierre Gasly seventh for AlphaTauri and British-based Thai Alexander Albon using a rollercoaster of a race to eighth place.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Racing Point RP20 Mercedes on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on August 02, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall/Pool via Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775530818
Montrealer Lance Stroll driving the (18) Racing Level RP20 Mercedes on observe in the course of the F1 Grand Prix of Nice Britain at Silverstone on August 02, 2020 in Northampton, England. Pool/2020 Pool

Montrealer Lance Stroll was ninth for Racing Level, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took the ultimate level.

Nicholas Latifi, Stroll’s fellow Montrealer, completed 15th.