Event: British Grand Prix
Track: Silverstone Circuit

Start of the 2021 British Formula Grand Prix

Weather: dry  29.4°C
Tarmac: dry  51.5°C
Humidity : 511%
Wind : 0.3 m/s SE
Pressure: 1007.3 bar

Lewis Hamilton won his 99th F1 race and his 172th podium finish at the 2021 British F1 GP today. He started from P2 and won on the Silverstone circuit for the eight time. It was his 4th win of the season. The Mercedes team scored their 118th race win.

All cars got away clean from the grid. Max Verstappen in the Red Bull had a slower start than Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. Both rivals battled all the way at nearly every corner until they entered Stowe corner, when Hamilton hit Verstappen with his left-front tyre on the right-rear tyre of the Red Bull. Verstappen's left-rear tyre got pushed off the rim by the hit and the Dutchman was a passenger and crashed heavy sideways into the barrier.

The 23 years old driver showed to be quite dizzy of the crash, but was able to get out of the car by himself. He was brought to the medical centre by an ambulance. The safety car was deployed to catch up the drivers and one lap later the race got red flagged to repair the tyre barrier that severely got damaged by the huge impact of Verstappen's car. The stewards took the time to investigate the incident.

During the red flag period Red Bull Racing's team boss Christian Horner told the media that Verstappen had survived an impact of 51G. He also blamed Hamilton for going for a gap in the fastest corner on the calendar that was doomed to end badly.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was leading the race before the race was red flagged. Kimi Raikkonen also had a good start and drove from P13 to P9 in the first lap of the race.

After a while the race got restarted and all cars again got away clean. Lerclerc took the lead and Hamilton followed him on P2. Valtteri Bottas who started from P3 lost his position to Lando Norris in the McLaren. Hamilton received a penalty of 10 seconds in lap 5 for causing the collision with Max Verstappen, which is quite an easy penalty for causing a crash that ended the race of the championship and race leader.

Former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso where fighting for P7 and Vettel spun off coming out turn Luffield (turn 7). Vettel fell back to P18 and was able to continue.

Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, 1st position, takes the chequered flag during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021

The first pitstop was done by Vettel at the end of lap 19. He was driving on P17 and came back on the track on P17. Charles Leclerc clocked the quickest lap until now. Norris pitted at the end of lap 22 and had a slow pitstop of 6s which cost him a lot of time. He returned on track on P6. Bottas pitted one lap later. The Finn was driving behind him before both stopped and came on the track before Norris on P4, which was a virtual 2nd place.

At the end op lap 27 Hamilton did his pitstop and had to stand still for 10 sec. due to his given penalty. The British driver stood still for 14.2 sec. and returned to the track on P5, 35 seconds behind the raceleader Leclerc, who was complaining towards his team that the engine had some hickups. Race leader Leclerc pitted at the end of lap 29 and had a good pitstop of only 2.6s. He returned to the track as leader 7.1s in front of Bottas.

Hamilton passed Norris in lap 31 at the same place he pushed of Verstappen for P3.

At the end of lap 40 Vettel was told by his team to retire the Aston Martin. Which was the first time that Vettel had a DNF with his new team.

Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1st position, celebrates with a Union flag after the race during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday July 18, 2021

Hamilton now was hunting down Lelcerc for the win. With 6 laps to go he was only 3s behind the Ferrari. But Hamilton was hammering down the laps and was got in the DRS zone of 1 second at the end of lap 49.

Hamilton took the lead from Leclerc and again Copse corner was the corner where it happenend. Leclerc wasn't able to answer and had to settle for 2nd.

Red Bull pitted Perez to put on a set of softs and steal away the extra point that Hamilton had earned earlier by driving the fastest lap. Perez succeeded and drove the fastest lap of the race in lap 50, but wasn't given the extra point, because he didn't finish in the top 10.

 

2021 British F1 GP Results
FP1 2021 British F1 GP
Quali 2021 British F1 GP
FP2 2021 British F1 GP
Sprint Quali 2021 British GP
Start 2021 British F1 GP

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Classification 2021 British GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:58:23.28452
2
27
216Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari+0 laps52
4
18
377Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes+0 laps52
3
16
44United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren+0 laps52
5
12
53Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom McLaren+0 laps52
6
10
655Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Italy Ferrari+0 laps52
10
8
714Spain Fernando Alonso
France Alpine+0 laps52
7
6
818Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin+0 laps52
14
4
931France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine+0 laps52
9
2
1022Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri+0 laps52
16
1
1110France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri+0 laps52
11
0
1263United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams+1 lap51
12
0
1399Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo+1 lap51
15
0
146Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams+1 lap51
17
0
157Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo+1 lap51
13
0
1611Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull+1 lap51
20
0
179Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
United States Haas+1 lap51
19
0
1847Germany Mick Schumacher
United States Haas+1 lap51
18
0
DNF5Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Aston MartinTechnical40
8
0
DNF33Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red BullCollision0
1
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Fastest lap: 1:28.617 min by Sergio Perez, Red Bull RB16 in lap 50


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41 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2021 British F1 Grand Prix

      • shroppyfly

        As all commentators have said , he was desperate , he knew he had to take his rival out, sorry..... take a risk big enough to win the race, Heh is he the new Schumacher ala Adelaide now ?

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        • MichaelM

          MB and Lewis are very desperate coz they know that RB has as much better car as proven in recent weekends and in the Silverstone sprint. Baby Lulu and MB know FIA let them get away with anything. LH should've been disqualified on the spot. I bet that MB and FIA will soon come up with a change in regulation in mid-season to favour MB as the did to Ferrari in 2019.

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      • shroppyfly

        The Same could have been said about Hamilton, unless he was desperate not have have another sprint race type result, Horner is Horner but when asked if he thought the 10sec penalty was appropriate, horner's replay i think was, what if Max had been seriously hurt, would it have been appropriate to have the same penalty Interesting thought that .

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  1. Jax

    This is a JWN special report.
    Hammer has won an enthralling victory at his home GP with a stonking drive after an understandable 10 sec. penalty. Good Karma ebs and flows with peaks and valleys but apparently it's still there to pull Sir Lewis out of a bind at times.
    Maximus was the unfortunate party today after a non malicious but arguably fairly poor judgement move by the Hammer at Copse. Hope the fella is fully ok and makes a speedy recovery and sound return for the next battle.

    Meanwhile in other related news, some Hammer haters are reportedly having fits. They should take care to not have a stroke or aneurysm. Just cry and let it out people.

    Well that concludes the Jaxman F1 report on a cracking day at the office in what was a controversial comeback by Sir Lewis and Merc on home turf.
    Remember, here at Jax World News, accurate LH predictions come first. But we also take pride in mocking, ridiculing and jeering haters. Lol.
    So until next time, back to the studio.

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      • Nobodysperfect

        Those guys must be really blind. Hamilton didn't even came close to the apex at Copse. You guys just have to compare the move at Max and Lando to see the truth. It's very clear was blind of anger that he couldn't pass Verstappen and did a do or die monouvere on Verstappen. Luckily nobody got hurt, 20 years ago Verstappen would probably ended up in a wheelchair. Hamilton got a minor penalty because he caused the collision. The stewards probably didn't dare to give him a bigger one on homeground. Ham drove strong was helped by Bot and won the race. So case closed and won the race. Let's bring on the Hungarian GP for more action and drama!

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  2. Weaponfiresweaponstops

    Gloves are right off..pull that move again Flip Flop and you wake up in A and E with a smashed nose,and good luck getting your "Physio" to sort that out..regards Max

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Shrop', let us not forget that obedience and teamwork worked quite well for Massa, Barichello and others. Another reason that BOT has the inside track for 2022 (I'd better add IMO). Being #2 on a front runner ain't a bad gig.

      Re Copse: two drivers saying FU at the same time and they crashed. Both of them deserved to be in the rhubarb. Sir Lewis got lucky.....this time. Always remember the Beatles, instant karma gonna' get you.

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  3. Teresa Bailey

    Hamilton cheated he was desperate and it reminds of Rosberg crash. Dirty driving hope Max returns and continues to kick Mercedes ass. Lame lenient “penalty” as we all saw he was behind. Otherwise results would have looked like sprint race. Teach them a lesson Red Bull.

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  4. Fuck UP

    This is why i dont like F1 ANY Moore. I make a move and I get off and benify on it. By by F1 you lose me now. This was the last F1 race fore me!!! I have better things to do.

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  5. Jax

    Extra extra.....read all about it.
    The haters are so flustered by today's F1 result some are even speaking gibberish Lol.
    Some are even turning on themselves; one referred to the ROR as quote...."Sensitive" 😄.
    It begs the question as to if that's why the Fly adores him so much. Because he's Mr. Sensitive. LMAO.
    This is just too good.

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  6. Smokey

    Max getting some of his own medicine returned!
    I'm not a Hamilton fan, however, Lewis has adopted Verstappen's tactics of do or die no matter what the consequences! Never give an inch! Good hard racing to the limits. That's the stuff real champions are made of!

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    • madra mor

      total bullshit comment hammy was not alongside max fighting for the corner.he was behind.thats how his front tyre nudged max back tyre,running max off the track.stewards gave him 10 sec penalty(way too lenient btw.)because ham head was in the wrong.totally in the wrong.what goes round comes around.max will prevail.cheaters hamilton and sterling will have no luck in the long term

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    • shroppyfly

      my dad in Australia in the sixties after emigrating there, regularly got told by a few lovely Australians , go home you pommie bast..d, how lovely...., what would that comment be called in today's world I wonder

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  7. f1award

    Max spent first lap weaving and was off pace in the corner so hamilton had the corner. Stop being a cry baby max and spend more time on the race line then you won't crash.

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