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Lewis Hamilton wins the 2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton wins at Silverstone in front of his teammate Valtteri Bottas and Monaco driver Charles Leclerc. After a second place start and a good run with Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton took advantage of the safety car and won this British Grand Prix 25 seconds ahead of the Finnish rider. Pierre Gasly put in a good performance and finished in fourth place ahead of Max Verstappen.

Pierre Gasly had a good weekend at Silverstone and equalled his best result in Formula 1: ” This whole weekend was strong from Friday to Sunday, today being my best Sunday of the year. We’re fighting with the guys up front, that’s where we should be and I’m really happy with fourth place today. Of course, as a competitor, I’m disappointed not to get on the podium because it was very close, but we took a big step this weekend and we’re working in the right direction. I still have to work on the little details to improve and get on the podium, but overall we’re not too far away and we’ll keep pushing. If we can have this kind of Sunday every weekend, it should be exciting. “

Romain Grosjean gave up after ten laps of racing after a collision with his teammate Kevin Magnussen: “Unfortunately we had to remove the car from the race. That’s a real shame. My car was really good. I was hoping for a better race.”

Charles Leclerc finished in third place and Sebastian Vettel in 16th place due to a collision with Max Verstappen. An average weekend for the Scuderia Ferrari, as Mattia Binotto specified: “It was definitely a difficult race compared to yesterday’s qualifying session. Once again today, tire wear has compromised our pace and limited our performance. This clearly shows that we still have work to do to close the gap when we run in special circumstances. Charles did a solid race. It’s a pity that Seb’s good performance in the race was ruined by a mistake in his fight against Verstappen.”

Renault F1 Team scored valuable points this weekend with a seventh place for Daniel Ricciardo and a tenth for Nico Hülkenberg. A satisfying weekend for Cyril Abiteboul: “Overall we can be satisfied with today’s result with both cars in the top ten. However, we know that better positions were possible. First of all with Daniel, without the intervention of the safety car, but we reacted well by recalling him a few laps after the perfect execution of an undercut. Then Nico made an excellent performance to hold the hard tyres until the finish, but we could have stopped him earlier as he had overcome them before Daniel. Overall, our level of competitiveness – in qualifying as well as in the race – has been better on a motor racing circuit, even if there are still areas of weakness that will be the subject of our priorities in the coming weeks.”

Lewis Hamilton wins this Grand Prix in front of his audience – setting a new record for wins at his National Grand Prix – and beating Valtteri Bottas by 39 points in the overall World Drivers’ Championship standings: “I remember my first win here in 2008 and the feeling I had when I left Brooklands, went down the straight line and saw the crowd, I felt so close to that today – the excitement, happiness and joy I felt were exactly the same. I’ve done so many races now, and you might think that after so many races, you get used to it, but it was like it was the first victory of my life. I am really grateful to everyone who helped me achieve this goal today; I have this incredible team behind me and it is really incredible to be a part of it, to break records and push the limits every weekend.”

2019 Driver Standings (after the British Grand Prix)

  • 1 Lewis Hamilton 223
  • 2 Valtteri Bottas 184
  • 3 Max Verstappen 136
  • 4 Sebastian Vettel 123
  • 5 Charles Leclerc 120
  • 6 Pierre Gasly 55
  • 7 Carlos Sainz Jr. 38
  • 8 Kimi Räikkönen 25
  • 9 Lando Norris 22
  • 10 Daniel Ricciardo 22
  • 11 Nico Hülkenberg 17
  • 12 Kevin Magnussen 14
  • 13 Sergio Pérez 13
  • 14 Daniil Kvyat 12
  • 15 Alexander Albon 7
  • 16 Lance Stroll 6
  • 17 Romain Grosjean 2
  • 18 Antonio Giovinazzi 1
  • 19 George Russell 0
  • 20 Robert Kubica 0
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