The Dutch driver stood out for his work on the track and his timely pit stops allowed him to celebrate at the British Grand Prix.
Max verstappen He was hungry as he flew over the Northampton tarmac and did an impeccable job in tune with his team to win the Great Britain Grand Prix, ahead of the pilots of Mercedes, the hegemonic team in the Formula 1.
The Dutch rider managed to remove the thorn from his three recent podiums, with a third place in Austria and two second places in Hungary and Silverstone, to celebrate on British soil and celebrate the 9th victory of his career in the maximum.
The Hasselt-born was determined from the start to attack the Silver Arrow, who tried to take off with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. The premature stops to change tires of both opened the door for the 22-year-old to move to the front until he had to brake in the pits, although then it was the reigning champion who took control.
While Hamilton again had problems in one of his wheels again as in the previous competition, in a subsequent pit stop the key was the key: Verstappen braked and returned to the track with very little difference compared to Bottas, who at that time was leading, and it was on the prowl to surpass it in a sublime way.
In the last third of the race, the Dutchman was able to take care of his leadership in a solid way and took about 9 seconds from his guard, Hamilton, who in the last laps took advantage of his Finnish teammate and snatched second position from him. In turn, the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc (4th), Alexander Albon (5th) and Lance Stroll (6th) came behind, while Sebastian Vettel had to settle for 12th place after a spin at the start that forced him to run from behind.
Verstappen gives a blow to Mercedes’ aspirations and promises to fight in the continuity of the calendar: the Spanish Grand Prix, in Catalonia, next weekend, will be the 6th and next round of the championship.
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