Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped?
That is perhaps the simplest query to reply heading into Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Up to now within the F1 season, it does not appear to be that is going to occur. Unsurprisingly, Hamilton as soon as once more sits within the pole place after a blinding, dizzying qualifying run Saturday. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will begin beside him on the beginning grid.
Hamilton has received his final two races in dominating trend, with victories on the Styrian and Hungarian GPs in July. Silverstone might show extra of the identical. Hamilton has dominated the circuit whereas behind the wheel for Mercedes, taking house British GP victories in 5 of the final six years.
So, to revisit: Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped? The reply will doubtless be, “Hmm, in all probability not.”
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Perhaps a greater query to ask could be: Who will stand on the rostrum beside him? There’s a way more open debate on that, as a result of the sphere behind Mercedes is wide-open. Although it is nonetheless early, this has been a disappointing season so far for Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel and Crew Ferrari, who’ve simply 27 factors and one podium for his or her efforts. With a minimum of 10 extra races on the docket, there’s time to make up the deficit, however the automobile — and the crew’s drivers — should enhance on these early performances.
Will Hamilton defend his homeland and take house his third consecutive victory on Sunday? Sporting Information is monitoring dwell updates, highlights and extra from Spherical Four of the 2020 F1 season. Observe alongside beneath.
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Formulation 1 British Grand Prix dwell updates, outcomes
9:56 p.m.: Carlos Sainz powers previous Romain Grosjean and he is into the highest 5.
9:51 p.m.: Alex Albon is assessed a five-second penalty for the wreck with Magnussen. Teammates Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz combating for sixth place.
9:46 p.m.: Kvyat’s automobile is lastly on the rig and heading off. Ought to have racing once more quickly.
9:44 p.m.: Lewis Hamilton appears upset with the pace of the security automobile, begging him to hurry up.
9:35 p.m.: Daniil Kvyat is wrecked. The protection automobile and medical automobile are out. Appears like he simply misplaced grip heading right into a flip. His day is completed.
9:32 p.m.: It is all Crew Mercedes early on via lap 11. Hamilton and Bottas opening up a lead on Verstappen and Leclerc.
9:27 p.m.: Vettel is sitting in 10th — simply sitting in 10th. Hamilton opening up a lead on Bottas, with Verstappen, Leclerc and Sainz rounding out the highest 5.
9:26 p.m.: Albon is pitting early, results of the collision? Doubtlessly.
9:24 p.m.: Security automobile is heading off and racing will resume shortly.
9:15 p.m.: Security automobile is is out as Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen collide. Magnussen is wrecked and heads into the wall. His day is completed.
9:14 p.m.: Hamilton leads Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc early on. A fast begin for Leclerc as he and Verstappen jockey for third.
9:10 a.m.: Nico Hulkenberg is out after a problem with together with his automobile. This comes after he bought the beginning for Racing Level after Sergio Perez examined optimistic for COVID-19.
9:01 a.m.: Drivers are strapping up and in, and we’re a couple of minutes from lights out at Silverstone Circuit.
8:53 a.m.: F1 drivers delivering a strong message to start out the day:
British Grand Prix beginning grid
|Grid place||Driver||Crew||Lap time|
|3||Max Verstappen||Crimson Bull||1’25.325|
|6||Lance Stroll||Racing Level||1’25.839|
|7||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1’25.965|
|12||Alex Albon||Crimson Bull||1’26.545|
|13||Nico Hulkenberg||Racing Level||1’26.566|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1’27.164|
|16||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1’27.366|