- Red Bull’s world champion stretches his lead in title race
- McLaren’s Lando Norris second; Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton third
After a season of Dutch dominance, what blessed relief for the crowd at the British Grand Prix that if Max Verstappen could not be knocked from his perch there were two homegrown drivers who brought the race alive at Silverstone. Verstappen won, of course. The cynical might now query: when does he not? But behind him Britain’s veteran champion Lewis Hamilton went up against Lando Norris, the young gun who had grown up idolising him. Together they brought the fireworks that rescued the race.
For Verstappen the inexorable march to his third title continued unabated and, indeed, at a pace at this rate that will ensure he seals it well before even the run-in to the season finale. His victory was never really in doubt, even as the crowd enjoyed a surge of uproarious celebration as Norris threw the script out of the window and burst past Verstappen from second on the grid to take the lead up the inside of turn one.
Written by Giles Richards at Silverstone
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