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.
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.