British Grand Prix 2020 at Silverstone: F1 – live! | Sport
Hamilton has a peek at his tyre. It was hanging off the wheel. That was close.
Verstappen takes second as he takes the fastest lap. Leclerc took third and disaster for Bottas as he drops to 11th. Ricciardo was fourth, and Norris fifth. Ocon is sixth, Gasly seventh. Albon had eighth. Stroll ninth.
The big question is whether Verstappen could have won that without that pit stop? It seems his tyres were OK. He got the fastest laps but surely could have overtaken Hamilton on the last lap.
Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix!
52/52 Sainz has tyre problems. Hamilton is told to protect his car as his tyres are in a similar problem. Can he hang on? Verstappen is four corners behind. Hamilton grinds home. Verstappen is unlikely to catch him. Hamilton’s tyres hanging off the wheel.
51/52 Verstappen come in to pit to see if he can set a fastest lap. Bottas’ problems gave him a free hit. Bottas pits as Leclerc and other pass. Bottas is in 12th. Albon is 10th. Will Hamilton’s car do the same?
50/52 Bottas has gone. Oh no. His car is all over the place and Verstappen has overtaken him. Drama! Bottas is back in third, the tread is off his tyre.
49/52 Stroll and Gasly are at each other and Gasly goes into ninth. Bottas is really struggling, and Verstappen has under six seconds to make up.
48/52 Bottas, who was complaining about his tyres, has dropped back on Hamilton. Is Verstappen going to be able to take advantage. Raikkonen has a problem and a bit’s dropped off his car.
47/52 Stroll has a black and white flag for that Ocon clash. Albon sets a fastest lap as he chases Vettel.
46/52 Ocon and Stroll clash again and Ocon goes into eighth. It could have been nasty, but Ocon pulled back. Albon takes Giovanazzi and has poor Vettel in his sights. In tenth is Gasly.
45/52 Albon takes on Russell and Giovanazzi in an attempt to climb from 14th into 12th, and he gets into 13th as Russell is struggling.
44/52 Grosjean and Ricciardo’s incident will be investigated after the race. Grosjean is still last so it will not have too much effect on his race – or anyone else’s.
43/52 Bottas’ tyres do look blistered. Just like Hamilton. Cause for concern? It’s probably down to Verstappen to put the cat among the pigeons.
42/52 Stroll and Ocon’s battle continues to be the one to watch. Vettel is back in 11th, and struggling. He’s had a nightmare weekend. He might get 10th, but only because Gasly was a naughty boy.
41/52 Hamilton’s right front a cause for concern? Seems to be a blister. That seems to be a potential cloud on the horizon. Bottas also seems concerned. Verstappen now has the fastest lap. Could there be drama in the last ten laps?
40/52 Stroll is worried and telling his team so, and Esteban Ocon can overtake him soon, it seems likely. That’s the battle for eighth.
39/52 Vettel is back in 11th but seems to have been held off by Gasly. More business for the stewards to deal with.
38/52 Kevin Magnussen is talking, and sounds hugely disappointed by that crash. He is rooting for Grosjean his Haas teammate. “Just gutted,” he says.
37/52 Grosjean, who has been running on old tyres, comes in to the pits. Footage of the Ricciardo overtake puts him in potential lumber. The pit was not great either, and he’s now in last place.
36/52 Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo has a five-second penalty for a safety-car infringement. Grosjean passed by Ricciardo finally as the Frenchman does his best – and somewhat naughtily – to hold off the Aussie. It doesn’t work and that might have set the stewards’ nose twitching.
35/52 Max Verstappen is asking his team to keep drinking. He’s bored as he has had something of a lonely race in third. He is nailed on, barring a blow-out, to finish in that position. Romain Grosjean is holding off Ricciardo in seventh and having great fun out there.
34/52 Hamilton takes back the fastest lap. He and Bottas have been swapping those all race. Mercedes have the race all to themselves.
33/52 It’s not been a classic so far. Twelve laps of a safety car will do that.
32/52 Bottas sets a fastest lap again. He’s within 1.4 seconds of Hamilton.
31/52 Some footage of Hamilton shows just how fast he is flying. Albon comes in for his five-second penalty and then has his tyres to come on. He drops to last place in the field – 17th – we have lost three for this race.
30/52 Verstappen is in third, way ahead of Leclerc. There is not much action happening up on the front two rows.
29/52 Mike Bowen on the safety car: “We’ve got quicker Tuk tukks here on Diani Beach Kenya!” Bottas has just set a fastest lap by contrast, and shaved almost half a second off Hamilton.
28/52 Nico Hulkenberg is talking. “It’s disappointing, we didn’t manage to start the car.” With any luck, he gets a run-in to the 70th anniversary race held here at Silverstone. “It is what it is,” he says, using the champion glib phrase du nos jours.
27/52 Stroll and Ocon clash again. Ocon takes the long way round and Stroll holds him off.
26/62 Grosjean has been warned over his clash with Sainz – a black and white flag – any more messing and he may well find himself getting a penalty.
25/52 Grosjean was passed by Norris to swap sixth for seventh. Hamilton is opening up his gap on Bottas – it’s up to two seconds now.
24/52 Lando Norris fancies a crack at Grosjean and gets past him at Stowe corner. Ricciardo is holding off Stroll with some ease despite the Australian not being happy with his tyres.
23/52 Hamilton’s advantage on Bottas is dropping a little but the Mercedes are still imperious. It’s around 1.2 seconds at the moment and he has just set a fastest lap so all is well with the world champion.
22/52 Sainz fancies taking fifth off Grosjean. He’s not happy with Grojean’s changing of direction in the braking zone. Sainz eventually speeds by.
21/52 Albon is up for a penalty – five seconds – as the stewards have decided he was responsible for the Magnussen crash. It’s not been a good day for him.
20/52 Romain Grosjean, who didn’t swap tyres during the safety car delay, is in fifth but will need to pit at some point. He’s just enjoying the ride for the moment.
19/52 Back racing: Hamilton goes away from the front. The battle is between Ricciardo who holds off Norris who then attempts to go past Sainz. Sixth to ninth is where the action is. Sainz, Norris and Ricciardo are all involved in the fight for sixth. Stroll and Ocon are fighting over ninth.