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Watch: Hamilton wins British GP, penalised for Verstappen’s race-ending crash

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Lewis Hamilton gained his dwelling British Grand Prix for a record-extending eighth time on Sunday regardless of a 10-second penalty for a controversial first lap collision that despatched Red Bull rival Max Verstappen crashing out of the race.
The Mercedes driver, now solely eight factors behind Verstappen after 10 races, handed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the lead with two laps to go as a capability 140,000 crowd rose to cheer him.
Hamilton’s crew mate Valtteri Bottas was third after obeying crew orders to let Hamilton via and chase Leclerc in a race halted after Verstappen’s crash after which re-started.
The win was the 99th of seven-times world champion Hamilton’s Formula One profession and fourth of the present marketing campaign.
It was additionally the worst doable end result for Verstappen, who had began on pole place with a 33 level lead and searching for a fourth win in a row however who ended up empty-handed and in hospital for checks.

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“This is a dream for me today, to do it in front of you all,” Hamilton advised the most important crowd to attend a sporting occasion in Britain for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Last yr’s race was held with out spectators.
“I always try to be measured in how I approach, particularly with battling with Max, he’s very aggressive. And then today I was fully alongside him and he didn’t leave space.”
Regardless of whether or not I agree with the penalty, I take it on the chin and I simply saved working.”I used to be like ‘I’m not going to let something get in the best way of the group’s enjoyment of the weekend and the nationwide anthem and the British flag’.”
Leclerc additionally saved his head up after lacking out on what would have been Ferrari’s first win since 2019.
“I gave not 100% but I gave 200%. I gave all of me but it was just not enough in the last two laps,” stated the Monegasque.”Congratulations to Lewis, he did an unimaginable job. It’s superb to see so many followers within the grandstand.
“There was no level awarded for quickest lap, with Red Bull’s Mexican Sergio Perez setting it however failing to safe the required high 10 end to set off the bonus.