F1 LIVE | British Grand Prix: Verstappen and Hamilton continue duel at Silverstone

18-07-2021 14:30
by GPblog.com
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F1 LIVE | British Grand Prix: Verstappen and Hamilton continue duel at Silverstone

It is an exciting weekend for everyone, because Formula 1 introduced the sprint race yesterday. Max Verstappen got pole position during this race. Can the Dutchman keep his first spot at the British Grand Prix and secure a sixth consecutive victory for Red Bull Racing? Or will Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes take back the win? Follow all the action here in our liveblog!

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Verstappen takes pole again

With five wins in a row, Red Bull hopes to win again at Silverstone. During the first sprint race yesterday Verstappen took pole position from Lewis Hamilton, who had a bad start. The Dutchman managed to keep him out of the DRS range. Valtteri Bottas qualified in third place. Can Verstappen beat Hamilton on his home circuit or will the world champion come back?

Spin for Perez

The sprint race did not go as planned for Sergio Perez. He spun from fifth place and eventually retired. The Mexican will start from the pitlane. George Russell also has bad luck, because an incident with Carlos Sainz during the sprint race earned the Williams driver a grid penalty of three places.

McLaren are also looking good this weekend, with Lando Norris on P5 and Daniel Ricciardo on P6. Charles Leclerc will start on the second row next to Bottas. In short, it promises to be an exciting race again. Follow all the action below, in our live blog!

British focus

A full crowd will fill the grandstands at Silverstone this weekend for the first time since the 2019 British Grand Prix. The three home favourites have had mixed weekends so far. Russell and Hamilton were both buzzing after Friday night qualifying. Hamilton sat on pole position for the sprint race whilst Russell reached Q3 for the second consecutive race weekend. But both lost ground in the sprint race. 

After a tough week, Lando Norris is digging in well for McLaren. He'll be hoping for his 10th points finish out of 10 Grands Prix in Sunday's race. 

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