The championship leader’s record-extending seventh Silverstone win saw him finish seconds ahead of red bull’s max Verstappen. The latter unexpectedly moved up a place after Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas sustained a puncture with three laps left. That was a great race to watch and wager online with Betway88 sports betting.
In a bid to gain extra points for the fastest lap, Verstappen went ahead to change the tire in a bid to gain a plus point for the quickest lap. The change of the tire cost him the victory. At that point, Lewis Hamilton was far much ahead. Verstappen wasted most of the twenty-five seconds and had to settle for the second position.
According to Hamilton, he had never experienced anything like that. With the puncture, he thought that he was never in a position to win the race. Until the last lap, everything was relatively smooth sailing. However, he survived the previous lap scare to clinch the formula one title. On top of that, he smashed the Silverstone record to put Mercedes on pole position.
In his win, Lewis Hamilton delivered a blistering lap of one minute and twenty-four seconds to secure the 91st pole of his career. He cemented his status as the pre-race favorite to win at the circuit for the seventh time. As such, those who wagered on Lewis with Betway88 online site got rewarded.
Hamilton saw off teammate Valtteri Bottas by an impressive 0.313 seconds, with all black machines continuing to crush their bewildered opposition.
Driving red bull max, Verstappen finished in the third position, but the Dutchman was a full second slower than Hamilton. Back in the fourth position was circle Leclerc for Ferrari. British driver finished in fifth place.
According to Leclerc, the race was very tricky. That is after finishing in a podium place for the second time. He believed that he was pleased to have managed the tires from the beginning of the race to the end.
Bottas had to pull back for a tire change when the tire melted. The tire change made him drop out of point altogether into the eleventh spot, thirty points after Hamilton in the race after four races.
Hamilton headed into the top 10 shootouts at a windy Silverstone, having failed to finish the quickest in either of the three practice sessions, with Bottas fastest in Q1 and q2.
In the race, Hamilton halted for some minutes when his Mercedes lost control. However, Hamilton made it back to the spits as the session was stopped for eight minutes to rectify the mess of the gravel and stones he had left behind.
After recovering from the mess, Hamilton ensured that he progressed to the final stage of qualifying.
He delivered what mattered most to claim pole on his seemingly unstoppable march towards a yet another F1 world championship title. Hamilton said that it was a real struggle in the race; he said that qualifying was all about confidence.