Verstappen Surprises All, While Hamilton Reigns Supreme at Silverstone

This year’s British Grand Prix was all about Lewis Hamilton‘s triumphant return to the top. He won his first race in 945 days, delighting his home crowd for the ninth time.

Max Verstappen also shone, turning a nearly lost race into a strong finish with Red Bull Racing.

Race Highlights:

Lewis Hamilton: 10
Hamilton narrowly lost to George Russell in qualifying but excelled in Silverstone’s changing conditions. His team’s early switch to slick tires paid off, allowing him to manage his softs well and keep Verstappen at bay.

Max Verstappen: 9
Verstappen squeezed every bit of performance from his RB20 despite a qualifying error and floor damage. Though mediums and intermediates weren’t ideal for Red Bull, smart decisions helped him rejoin the leaders after a tough start.

Lando Norris: 8
Norris seemed poised for victory on a wet track but struggled with tire choices in the final stint. McLaren followed Hamilton’s lead with softs instead of new mediums, letting Verstappen pass easily on hards.

Oscar Piastri: 8
Piastri kept pace with Norris but was set back by staying out longer for a tire change. Despite falling behind, he finished fourth right behind Norris.

Carlos Sainz: 8.5
Sainz delivered a strong performance despite Ferrari being the fourth car on the grid. He even challenged Verstappen during tricky conditions and secured fifth place.

Charles Leclerc: 5
Leclerc had a tough weekend, starting with poor timing in qualifying that left him out in Q2. Choosing intermediates during light rain further hampered his race, leaving him without points.

George Russell: 7.5
Russell started from pole position and led initially but fell behind when it rained. Technical issues later dashed what could have been an excellent result for him.

Nico Hulkenberg: 9
Hulkenberg impressed by qualifying sixth and maintaining that position through an unpredictable race, earning crucial points for Haas.

Lance Stroll: 8
Stroll has been showing strength lately, especially in rain. He qualified ahead of Alonso and finished seventh, outperforming his teammate again .

Fernando Alonso: 7
Alonso had an okay weekend given Aston Martin’s recent struggles but couldn’t beat Stroll this time around in either qualifying or the race.

Sergio Perez: 3
Perez had another rough weekend starting with an early exit in Q1 after ending up in gravel. Starting from the pit lane didn’t help as he ended two laps behind without making significant progress beyond P17.

Yuki Tsunoda: Fans might feel that Tsunoda is consistently proving himself against Ricciardo.
Tsunoda performed better than Ricciardo once more at Silverstone, securing an important point for his team by finishing ahead of his teammate both in qualifying and the race

Daniel Ricciardo: 5
Ricciardo had another unremarkable weekend finishing thirteenth without any notable events compared to Tsunoda’s performance

Alexander Albon: 8
Albon excelled again by reaching Q3 and holding onto ninth place throughout the race scoring key points for Williams

Logan Sargeant: Fans might think Sargeant’s performance was rare yet commendable.
Sargeant managed to get into Q2 under rainy conditions but missed out on points finishing eleventh just outside top ten

Esteban Ocon :5
Ocon couldn’t capitalize on Gasly’s absence due to wrong tire strategy which saw him lapped twice by frontrunners

Kevin Magnussen :4
Magnussen underperformed relative to Hulkenberg who showed superior pace; finishing twelfth compared sixth-place finishes by Hulkenberg both during qualifiers & main event

Valtteri Bottas :5
Bottas experienced uneventful racing where he finished ahead Zhou despite losing against teammate during qualifiers

Guanyu Zhou :4
Zhou defeated Bottas first-time this season during qualifiers however failed deliver same momentum during main event ending eighteenth

Pierre Gasly :n/a
Gasly never got chance compete due massive grid penalty resulting withdrawal before start line itself

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Albert Ramirez
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