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Hamilton and Bottas puncture in final laps give Silverstone GP a thrilling end

The British Grand Prix certainly did not disappoint! Hulkenberg’s car had issues firing up, making him unable to begin the race. Early drama led to two safety cars.

Magnussen and Albon collided, leading to Magnussen pulling out of the race. Albon went to the pits, losing plenty of positions, but he earned championship points at the end of the event.

Kvyat lost control due to a puncture and ended up in the barriers, eliminating him from the race.

Drama continued during the dying moments of the race. Bottas was behind his fellow Mercedes teammate Hamilton, until his tires punctured. Bottas went to the pits, allowing Leclerc to get his second consecutive podium at Silverstone.

Hamilton also punctured his tire with half a lap to go, allowed Max an opportunity to catch Lewis in the dying moment of the race but he could not catch him in time. Had Max not chosen to pit a few laps earlier, he have won the race.

This is Hamilton’s 87th career win and 7th British Grand Prix, a record for any home event. The margin is now 30 points from 1st to 2nd in the world championship.

Huge credit to Riccardo who narrowly missed out on a podium place, equalling his best ever Renault finish.

Final Standings:

  1. Hamilton.
  2. Verstappen.
  3. Leclerc.
  4. Riccardo.
  5. Norris.
  6. Ocon.
  7. Gasly.
  8. Albon.
  9. Stroll.
  10. Vettel.
  11. Bottas.
  12. Russell.
  13. Sainz.
  14. Giovinazzi.
  15. Latifi.
  16. Grosjean.
  17. Raikonnen.
  18. Magnussen (DNF).
  19. Kvyat (DNF).
  20. Hulkenberg (DNS).
    Photo Source: Autoweek.
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