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Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years (Part 2)

Verstappen was a little bit short of a surprise win, but 2nd place also gave him and Red Bull the first odium at Silverstone since 2016. This is the second consecutive leg Hamilton and Verstappen finished in two leading positions. Leclerc, after two consecutive empty races, Ferrari’s driver has had the second podium this year with third place in this race.

Ricciardo and Renault have an unexpectedly successful track

Daniel Ricciardo balances his best performance for Renault to fourth place and gives the French team the best results since his return to the F1 team in 2016. Team-mate Esteban Ocon finishes 6th and ‘pocket’ an extra 20 points for the team.

Ocon finished 8th, 7th, and 6th in the last 3 British GP races he attended. This is Renault’s best record at Silverstone since they won with Fernando Alonso in 2006. Lando Norris has the third leg to score at home, also the third time he is in the top 5 for McLaren this season. Alex Albon and Lance Stroll both got the first time in the race at Silverstone when they finished 8th and 9th, respectively.

Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years

Vettel never finished 10th in the main race during the 240 starting stages of his career until the 2020 season. In the past four races, the four-time world champion has finished 10th place twice, in the first leg in Austria and in Silverstone. Thereby, “warhorse” has the second double point of this season.

Hulkenberg lost his chance to enter the main race due to an engine failure not to explode

Unfortunately, the car had a problem that could not start the engine so the chance of ‘The Hulk’ has ended since the race has not yet started. This is the third time in F1 career, Hulkenberg could not start the race after 2 times at Australian GP 2013 for Sauber and Belgian GP 2015 for Force India.

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Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years (Part 1)

Lance Stroll has never passed Q1 at Silverstone in the previous entries until the Canadian driver ranked 6th. Pierre Gasly had set the exact same timeline as Stroll in Q2 but was eliminated due to Stroll completing that lap first.

Gasly’s teammate also started in the top 3, but Alex Albon was only 12th and was eliminated in Q2 in the second leg in a row. Last year, the Thai driver even entered Q3 with Toro Rosso and ranked ninth.

Alfa Romeo continues a series of disappointing achievements when no car has passed Q1 in the past 4 races. The main driver Kimi Raikkonen went through 5 stages but could not participate in Q2, a career record of “snowman”, and he was even 3-1 lead by teammate Antonio Giovinazzi in the score.

The main race

A race that brings a lot of deep sadness to many riders, especially those who have experienced unfortunate tire problems in the final laps. However, with his excellent skills, Lewis Hamilton brought his one-wheeled “disabled” Mercedes W11 to the finish line first and won the 7th at Silverstone, reaching a record for the racer with many races. The best home field in history, surpassing Alain Prost with 6 times French GP coronation.

Verstappen returned to the podium at Silverstone after 4 years

Leclerc luckily won the 2nd podium in 2020

The Mercedes star also set a new record for the number of races in the first place from start to finish, surpassing the 19-stage achievement of the idol Senna. The British driver’s victory is the 87th time he has won an F1 race and is only 4 times behind Michael Schumacher’s record.

In addition, the number 44 handlebar just needs to finish the top 3 once more to balance the 155 achievements on the podium of the German legend.

Hamilton had a winning hat-trick after four completed stages from the beginning of the season. In the past, there were 2 seasons in 2014 and 2015 where he did the same thing, and he also won the championship in those seasons.