British GP F1 Sprint: Max Verstappen wins Silverstone pole position after Lewis Hamilton starts passing


After a quick start of F1 Sprint at Silverstone, the F1 title overturned Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying victory; Verstappen took pole position in Sunday’s race and extended the lead to 33 points; but Sergey Red Bull Perez withdrew and finally started

Last update: 17/07/21 5:09pm

Max Verstappen defeated Lewis Hamilton from the start, won the inaugural F1 Sprint, secured pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix, and further expanded his title lead.

Hamilton beat Verstappen in a sensational performance in the qualifying on Friday night, finishing at the top of the new-looking mini-race, but his lead to the title quickly disappeared at the beginning of the sprint.

Verstappen’s Red Bull surpassed Hamilton’s Mercedes within a few meters. Although the British later counterattacked in the opening lap, Red Bull maintained its position and then steadily pulled away for the next 16 laps, with 1.4 seconds The advantage wins.

With the triumphant three points, one point more than Hamilton claimed to be second, Verstappen now leads the World Championships with 33 points and won pole position for the fourth consecutive time on Sunday at Silverstone.

The order of completion of the sprint sets the starting point for the Grand Prix, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 at 3pm on Sunday.

Valtteri Bottas started using soft tyres to the first two mid-sizes, but left no impression and he qualified for third place.

Sergio Perez took a big spin and did no real damage to the Red Bull driver except for dropping to P18.

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Sergio Perez took a big spin and did no real damage to the Red Bull driver except for dropping to P18.

Sergio Perez took a big spin and did no real damage to the Red Bull driver except for dropping to P18.

But Sergio Perez of the second Red Bull team suffered a disaster. He lost his position at the beginning, then taxied in front of the hangar straight and went straight down.

With Red Bull retiring in the final lap, Perez will now start Sunday in 20th and last place.

Charles Leclerc (Charles Leclerc) also maintained the starting position, ranked fourth for Ferrari, McLaren partners Lando Norris (Lando Norris) and Daniel Ricciardo (Daniel Ricciardo) initially behind the fast After starting Alonso (Alonso) rose one place each.

Fernando Alonso flew across the field in the opening laps-from P11 to P5, what a good start.

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Fernando Alonso flew across the field in the opening laps-flying from P11 to P5, which was really a start.

Fernando Alonso flew across the field in the opening laps-flying from P11 to P5, which is really a start.

Alonso also started using soft tires, rushing from 11th to 5th in the opening lap, but was eventually overtaken by the faster McLaren in quick succession. However, the starting position of the Alps will still be higher than his qualifications, and teammate Esteban Ocon has also entered the top ten.

George Russell fell to 9th place and is being investigated for the first lap conflict with Carlos Sainz.

More attention…

British Grand Prix: F1 Sprint results
1) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
3) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
5) Lando Norris, McLaren
6) Daniel Ricardo, McLaren
7) Fernando Alonso, Alps
8) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
9) George Russell, Williams
10) Esteban Ocon, Alps



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