Verstappen claims first win of the season
RED Bull’s brave strategy paid off as Max Verstappen stormed past the chequered flag in first place after a fantastic drive from fourth in the British Grand Prix, a race that celebrated Formula One’s 70 years.
Both Mercedes’ experienced tyre issues and found themselves responding to the quicker Red Bull, finishing in second and third. A late pit stop from last week’s race winner Lewis Hamilton saw him pass teammate Valtteri Bottas, who started on pole, with five laps to go.
Ferrari experienced a mixed outing at Silverstone. Charles Leclerc endured a tough race to come home a deserved fourth. Teammate Vettel spun out early in the first lap and fought the field to end off a frustrating weekend in 13th.
Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner was delighted with the result. “We just had them covered today and I think there’s a lot for us to understand from this race. The car works fantastically well [with Alex aswell] and the pace was there,” he said.
“I didn’t see it coming, but after the first stint it seemed we were really good with tyres. ” said race winner Verstappen. “We just kept pushing and brought home an incredible result,” he added.
- Verstappen – Red Bull
- Hamilton – Mercedes
- Bottas – Mercedes
- Leclerc – Ferrari
- Albon – Red Bull
- Stroll – Racing Point
- Hulkenberg – Racing Point
- Ocon – Renault
- Norris – Mclaren
- Kvyat – AlphaTauri
- Gasly – AlphaTauri
- Vettel – Ferrari
- Sainz – Mclaren
- Ricciardo – Renault-
- Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
- Grosjean – Haas
- Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo
- Russell – Williams
- Latifi – Williams
YESS BOYSS!! I’m incredibly happy with this win, I didn’t see this one coming! ? Thanks to @redbullracing and @HondaRacingF1 for their continued hard work ? Now let’s celebrate and hydrate??? #KeepPushing # F170 ?? pic.twitter.com/hpymhkoq79— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) August 9, 2020
Tough day at the office. But the days we get beaten are the days we bounce back stronger. ?#F170 pic.twitter.com/G8MM6FV9jL— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) August 9, 2020
? #F170 ??— PETRONAS Motorsports (@PET_Motorsports) August 9, 2020
A double podium finish for #PETRONASmotorsports @SilverstoneUK with @LewisHamilton in P2 and @ValtteriBottas in P3 ?
Great job, @MercedesAMGF1 ? pic.twitter.com/7ADHAPNaH2