Red Bull’s Max Verstappen triumphant at British GP 2023 as Lewis Hamilton’s mediocre performance continues

While Brad Pitt made an appearance on the F1 grid at the 2023 British GP to film his new movie, Apex, Reigning Champion Max Verstappen had a supporting role in his own race win. Verstappen briefly lost the lead to Lando Norris at the start of the race but quickly overtook the McLaren driver on the Wellington Straight.

Unlike the thrilling race between Norris and Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton for P2, Verstappen’s drive lacked the movie-like action as the Red Bull driver comfortably cruised to his 6th consecutive race win.

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During the race, on lap 33 of 52, Kevin Magnussen experienced a breakdown in his Haas car, accompanied by flames erupting from the rear. The incident resulted in the deployment of the safety car. This gave Max, Norris, and Lewis an opportunity to make pit stops without losing significant time.

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Verstappen crossed the line winning his 11th race for Red Bull, matching the record previously set by the McLaren team. The 25-year-old has also extended his lead in the Drivers’ championship by 99 points over his teammate Sergio Perez and has scored enough points to lead the Constructors title by 52 points if he were his own team.

Lando Norris crossed the line 3.7 seconds behind the Dutch driver. After an intense battle with Hamilton for P2 post the safety car, the McLaren team’s strategy to equip an alternate set of tires delivered successful results. The McLaren driver stood on the podium at his home race for the first time, joined by fellow British driver Sir Lewis Hamilton.

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Despite encountering challenges in the initial corners of the race, Lewis Hamilton, the British driver, also made a momentary excursion off the track, dropping down to 9th position. However, he quickly embarked on a determined comeback, executing successful overtakes to regain lost ground.

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The dynamics of the race took a turn when 4 drivers, Oscar Piastri, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Carlos Sainz, who had been ahead of Hamilton, all made pit stops due to the deployment of the safety car. This presented Hamilton with a favorable opportunity to capitalize on the situation, allowing him to progress further up the field and gain valuable positions.

What do you think about Max Verstappens’ dominant drive? Do you think Lewis’ consistent mediocre results would get him an 8th world title? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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