The Formula 1 started with the new format which was a resounding success. Max verstappen he was left with the victory of the new sprint race, which for statistics will remain as a new pole position in his history in the category. However, not only will he start from the first position in tomorrow’s race, but he added another point in the championship, taking 33 ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
The Dutchman was the fastest as soon as the traffic light turned green. However, Hamilton wanted to quickly defend himself against Verstappen’s attacks, trying to overtake the Dutchman by a few meters. The enormous potential of Red bull and Verstappen’s pace was too much for the Briton, who could do little to win.
Near the end, Lewis took almost two seconds off Max, although it was not enough to be able to snatch the first position from him. The seven-time Formula 1 champion was on the verge of claiming pole position. For its part, Valtteri Bottas he was the least active in the short 17-lap race, although he did win third place in the session.
The bad news of the day took her away Checo Pérez. The Mexican did not start well and everything got worse as the laps went by. When entering a curve to the right, Checo lost his mind and went towards the protections of the circuit Silverstone. However, he was able to control the car and did not hit the barriers, saving the team from a major repair.
In the end, Red Bull decided that Pérez should not finish the race, since he will start far behind in tomorrow’s test anyway. Probably, Checo will start from pit lane as the team is going to make the decision to modify some components of the car, receiving a sanction from the team. FIA.
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