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    Russell pips Hamilton as Mercedes dominate British GP FP3.
    George Russell went quickest ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes secured a 1-2 in the final free practice session in the rain at the Formula 1 2024 British Grand Prix on Saturday.
    6 July 2024
    Joe Krishnan
    Total Motorsport

    The typical English ‘summer’ weather arrived on Saturday with blustery winds and heavy showers in the morning, making conditions tricky for the drivers on the rain-soaked surface at Silverstone.

    Russell’s time, a 1:37.325, is some way off the lap record at the Northamptonshire circuit, but it may reflect how Mercedes are best suited to the wet as they were some distance clear of Red Bull and Ferrari, with Max Verstappen strangely off the pace down in P6.

    The rain would created some unwanted jeopardy for the drivers, but the session would at least give the drivers some valuable data for the most important sessions of the weekend, with British GP weather forecasts predicting another downpour later on Saturday afternoon for qualifying and Sunday’s race.

    ‘Russell pips Hamilton’;

    https://www.total-motorsport.com/geo...ritish-gp-fp3/


    British GP: Free Practice 3 Results
    Full results from Free Practice 3 from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
    6 July 2024
    Mat Coch
    Speedcafe

    Full results from Free Practice 3 from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

    Pos Num Driver Team Laps Best Diff

    1 63 George Russell Mercedes 23 1:37.529

    2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 27 1:37.564 0.035

    3 4 Lando Norris McLaren 20 1:37.714 0.185

    4 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 22 1:38.139 0.610

    5 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 20 1:38.393 0.864

    6 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 25 1:38.454 0.925

    7 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 27 1:38.654 1.125

    8 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 21 1:38.940 1.411

    9 11 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing 18 1:39.284 1.755

    10 27 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 16 1:39.340 1.811

    ‘Full results from Free Practice 3’;

    https://speedcafe.com/british-gp-fre...ice-3-results/


    F1 British GP: Russell fastest from Hamilton in wet FP3
    Mercedes F1 driver set a 1m37.529s in a rain-affected Saturday practice session
    Jul 6, 2024
    Jake Boxall-Legge
    Motorsport.com

    Despite a red flag and the effect of continued precipitation throughout the session, a steady level of improvement continued beyond the half-hour mark, allowing Russell to grab the fastest time - still over 10 seconds down on Friday's dry times - before the conditions worsened.

    The roulette wheel started to slow as the rain started to intensify slightly; this prompted a switch to race-style runs before further increased rain was set to hit the track. Hamilton set a 1m38.065s, which was beaten by Russell's 1m37.529s; the elder Mercedes driver attempted to respond with a 1m37.564s, but he was just shy of the mark.

    Lando Norris, who headlined FP1 and FP2, was third fastest and 0.185s away from Russell's benchmark, and almost half a second clear of fourth-placed Carlos Sainz.
    Verstappen landed in fifth, ahead of Leclerc and Piastri, while Fernando Alonso improved late to leapfrog Sergio Perez into the top eight. Nico Hulkenberg completed the upper half of the field, 1.8s adrift of Russell's headline effort.

    ‘Rain-affected Saturday practice session’;

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...-fp3/10632092/


    Everything that happened in Mercedes-led British GP final practice
    Jul 6, 2024
    by Josh Suttill
    The Race

    The conditions hardly made the final timesheet representative of who will be on top in qualifying later but there was still a decent amount of running for a wet practice session. Mercedes' home drivers led the way with Russell topping the session on a 1m37.529s, 0.035s ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

    Lando Norris, who topped both practice sessions on Friday, completed the all-British top three ahead of Carlos Sainz's Ferrari and points leader Max Verstappen, who ensured there were four different teams in the top five. Charles Leclerc was sixth quickest for Ferrari ahead of the second McLaren of Oscar Piastri and the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso.

    Sergio Perez found himself ninth but his fastest effort was 1.7s off Russell's pace and he was almost a second adrift of Red Bull team-mate Verstappen. Nico Hulkenberg continued his strong weekend for Haas by rounding out the top 10 ahead of Alex Albon and Lance Stroll.

    ‘British GP final practice’;

    https://www.the-race.com/formula-1/m...l-f1-practice/


    2024 F1 British Grand Prix - Free Practice 3 results
    Check out the full results from final practice ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.
    6 July 2024
    RacingNews365 Staff
    RacingNews365

    George Russell has ended the final practice session from the Silverstone Circuit on top of the timesheet. The 60-minute outing was held in wet conditions, with Intermediate tyres used throughout.

    Lewis Hamilton was second in the other Mercedes car, lapping just 0.035s down on team-mate Russell, while Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz were third and fourth respectively. Pierre Gasly was the only driver who failed to set a lap time during the session as he spun into the gravel early on to cause a red flag.

    ‘Free Practice 3 results’;

    https://racingnews365.com/2024-f1-br...tice-3-results


    British GP: George Russell heads all-British top three at a very wet Silverstone
    6 Jul 2024
    Jamie Woodhouse
    PlanetF1.com

    Russell won out against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.035 seconds as they battled over P1 on a drying track, but the rapid gains came to a abrupt stop as the rain returned, with McLaren’s Lando Norris making it an all-British top three. For Mercedes it was all smiles as Russell headed a one-two from Hamilton, while McLaren’s Lando Norris made it an all-British top three on home soil.

    ‘All-British top three’;

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/britis...024-fp3-report


    British Grand Prix: F1 Free Practice 3 Results
    July 6, 2024
    Freddie Cotton
    FormulaNerds

    Fans watching on in their raincoats and wellington boots were only treated to eight minutes of action before the session was stopped. Pierre Gasly brought out the red flag after spinning at Vale and beaching his Alpine in the gravel. As a result, the Frenchman’s time on track was cut short and he was forced to watch the remainder of the action from the garage. In the short time of running before the stoppage, Yuki Tsunoda was the quickest, setting a 1.47.080. His RB teammate Daniel Ricciardo was also noted for a pit lane infringement after weaving as he returned to the garage.

    �� RED FLAG ��
    Gasly has beached himself in the gravel heading into Vale #F1 #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/Qmbo0lCC6k
    — Formula 1 (@F1) July 6, 2024

    Take two: After a six-minute break, cars then returned to the track with Tsunoda leading the pack out. Both Mercedes drivers, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Norris all topped the timesheets within the next ten minutes as the track quickly began to dry out. Despite this though, the drivers all remained on the intermediate tyre. However, many race engineers reported over radio that rain was to be expected with 15 minutes remaining of the session. This arrived five minutes earlier than expected as Ricciardo’s race engineer reported ‘level one’ rain which was due to intensify during the latter stages of the session. Because of this, nobody could get close to the times set by both Russell and Lewis Hamilton who occupied first and second place respectively.

    ‘F1 Free Practice 3 Results’;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/br.../?nowprocket=1


    F1 driver slapped with 50-place grid penalty for British Grand Prix
    One driver will have his work cut out at the British Grand Prix after being slapped with a monster grid penalty.
    Sat, Jul 6, 2024
    Harry Smith
    Daily and Sunday Express

    Pierre Gasly has a monster grid penalty for the British Grand Prix. Pierre Gasly will start the British Grand Prix from the back of the grid after picking up five separate 10-place grid penalties, totalling a 50-spot deduction, for exceeding his seasonal allocation of several power unit components

    ‘Monster 50-place grid penalty’;

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-a...ish-Grand-Prix

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    Russell beats Hamilton to pole as Mercedes seal 1-2 in British GP qualifying.
    In a repeat of FP3, Russell secured his second pole position of the season by nearly two seconds of a second ahead of Hamilton, with Lando Norris making it an all-British podium in front of a huge crowd for the first time.
    6 July 2024
    Joe Krishnan
    Total Motorsport

    Max Verstappen could only qualify fourth ahead of Oscar Piastri, with Nico Hulkenberg sixth, Carlos Sainz seventh, Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso and Alex Albon making up the rest of the top 10.

    But there was a fine line between a dry track and a slippery one, as Sergio Perez found out to his misfortune. On the soft tyre in Q1, the Mexican veered off track on the wet run-off area and spun off into the gravel, essentially ruling him out of qualifying, and he will start 19th.

    Verstappen struggles in British GP qualifying: From there, it was nothing short of chaos. The rain briefly returned and caused Verstappen to run off onto the gravel at Copse Corner, but unlike Perez, he managed to carry on going. Meanwhile, Hamilton set the fastest time of the session, with Verstappen scraping through in 11th despite being some 1.7 seconds adrift of the Mercedes star.

    ‘It was nothing short of chaos.’;

    https://www.total-motorsport.com/geo...gp-qualifying/


    British GP: Qualifying Results
    Full results from Qualifying from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
    7 July 2024
    Mat Coch
    Speedcafe

    Full results from Qualifying from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

    Pos Num Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Diff

    1 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:30.106 1:26.723 1:25.819

    2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:29.547 1:26.770 1:25.990 0.171

    3 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:31.596 1:26.559 1:26.030 0.211

    4 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:31.342 1:26.796 1:26.203 0.384

    5 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:30.895 1:26.733 1:26.237 0.418

    6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:31.929 1:26.847 1:26.338 0.519

    7 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:30.557 1:26.843 1:26.509 0.690

    8 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:31.410 1:26.938 1:26.585 0.766

    9 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:31.135 1:26.933 1:26.640 0.821

    10 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:31.264 1:26.730 1:26.917 1.098

    ‘Full results from Qualifying’;

    https://speedcafe.com/british-gp-qualifying-results/


    Leclerc suffers shock early British GP qualifying exit
    Qualifying at the British Grand Prix came to an early end for Charles Leclerc who was eliminated at the end of Q2 from Silverstone.
    6 July 2024
    Fergal Walsh
    RacingNews365

    Charles Leclerc failed to progress into the final stage of qualifying at the British Grand Prix and is set to start the race from the mid-pack. The Monegasque driver's final effort was not enough to finish in the top 10, with Lance Stroll's lap time dumping him into the drop zone with the 11th quickest time.

    It marks the second time this year Leclerc has failed to take part in Q2 after he was also eliminated early in Canada.Ferrari has struggled for form of late having started the season in strong fashion by scoring multiple podiums and two race wins. However, it has since been overtaken by McLaren and Mercedes in the pecking order as it continues to work on a fix to its struggles.

    ‘Leclerc suffers shock’;

    https://racingnews365.com/leclerc-su...ualifying-exit


    GP Qualifying: Q1 scare for Verstappen who just escapes gravel trap
    Max Verstappen ran very wide in Q1 to end up in the gravel trap – but he just managed to keep momentum to get back on track and ensure he made it out of the first segment of qualifying.
    6 July 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    ‘Q1 scare for Verstappen’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/20...41901410832676


    George Russell beats Lewis Hamilton to F1 British GP pole
    George Russell leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for all-British front-row in qualifying at Silverstone.
    6 Jul 2024
    Lewis Larkam
    Crash.Net

    George Russell beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the F1 British Grand Prix as Mercedes locked out the front-row of the grid in qualifying. Russell had provisional pole after the first runs of Q3 but seven-time world champion Hamilton briefly snatched P1 away from his teammate, only for Russell to reclaim it by 0.171s with his final effort right at the end of qualifying.

    Lando Norris was 0.211s adrift in third for McLaren to make it a British 1-2-3, while Max Verstappen was over three-tenths off the pace and had to settle for fourth in his Red Bull. Nico Hulkenberg was a brilliant sixth for Haas, ahead of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, Aston Martin's Lance Stroll and Williams driver Alex Albon, who also impressed. Fernando Alonso completed the top-10 for Aston Martin.

    ‘All-British front-row’;

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/105193...ritish-gp-pole


    British Grand Prix: F1 Qualifying Results
    6 Jul 2024
    FormulaNerds

    Q3: Work continued on Verstappen’s floor area before Q3 got underway, with damage a possibility following the Dutchman’s earlier excursion through the gravel. Albon got the first fast lap on the board: a 1:27.008, which was beaten by Verstappen with a 1:26.350. But the defending Champion’s time on top was brief as both McLarens beat the Red Bull, Norris ahead of Piastri by over two tenths of a second.

    Hamilton split the two McLarens before Russell beat them all to go onto provisional pole with a 1:26.024. One more chance left for the ten remaining drivers in Qualifying to go faster still. As the chequered flag was waved, a stream of cars came into view to complete their push laps. Albon improved to eighth fastest, before Stroll claimed that position instead. Verstappen could only manage fourth, while Mercedes delighted the home crowd as Russel pipped Hamilton with a historic 1-2. Norris made it all-British top three.

    ‘F1 Qualifying Results’;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/br.../?nowprocket=1


    Russell roars to British GP pole as Hamilton and Norris make F1 history
    It is a British one-two-three on the grid for the British Grand Prix!
    6 July 2024
    Jake Nichol
    RacingNews365

    Q3: After the first Q3 runs, Russell pumped in a 1:26.024 to lead Norris by 0.006s, with Hamilton 0.172s behind his team-mate.

    However, on the second runs, Norris could not improve on his lap and aborted, with Hamilton finding time to beat Russell by 0.034s to jump to what would have been an eighth Silverstone pole.

    However, Austria winner Russell roared through to bag a second pole of the season on a 1:25.819s to create the first British one-two-three on the grid in 56 years.

    ‘Russell roars to British GP pole’;

    https://racingnews365.com/russell-ro...ake-f1-history


    Russell heads Mercedes 1-2 in British GP qualifying
    Jul 6, 2024
    by Ben Anderson
    The Race

    In a session that began with all cars on intermediate tyres on a drying track, Perez sat just inside the top 10 before drivers began making the switch to slicks. But Perez then went off at Copse after correcting a rear slide on the way in and (unlike Verstappen) spinning on the wetter runoff area and into the gravel, where his Red Bull became beached, causing a red flag.

    As others improved over the final seven minutes, on a track that was dry enough for slicks but with fresh rain falling again, Perez dropped to 19th - ahead of only Pierre Gasly’s Alpine, which starts from the back of the grid anyway because of an engine penalty. The other Q1 fallers were Esteban Ocon in 18th, who raged against Alpine’s run plan for requiring him to do his flying lap as the rain fell, Kevin Magnussen’s Haas (17th), which reverted to former spec after picking up damage on Friday, and the Sauber of Valtteri Bottas (16th).

    Bottas was among the first to set a time after the Q1 restart, but couldn’t improve on that effort as the track conditions changed and he ended up half a second adrift of making Q2 as team-mate Zhou Guanyu made the top eight in Q1. Albon, Stroll, Russell, Zhou and Hamilton are all under investigation for failing to follow the race director’s instructions in Q2.

    ‘Mercedes 1-2’;

    https://www.the-race.com/formula-1/g...gp-qualifying/

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    An All-British One-Two-Three - F1 British Grand Prix Saturday Update.
    It was mixed conditions during qualifying at the 2024 British Grand Prix where we saw all three British Formula 1 drivers in the top three for the first time at Silverstone.
    July 7, 2024
    Motorsport.com

    Ben Hunt and Alex Kalinauckas break down all the action from on and off the track today.
    00:00 Qualifying Breakdown
    01:46 Is it Russel's time to shine?
    03:53 Hamilton's attitude for the 2024 season
    06:11 McLaren's progress
    07:18 Kimi Antonelli faces the media for the first time

    ‘Update’;

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/video/...update/652946/


    Three cheers for Brits! Russell beats Hamilton to take Silverstone F1 pole with Norris third
    July 6, 2024
    Associated Press
    The Washington Times

    The home crowd had three reasons to cheer when George Russell narrowly beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the British Grand Prix, and Lando Norris was third quickest for McLaren on Saturday.

    It was all about the Brits at Silverstone, with Formula 1 leader Max Verstappen taking a rare back seat and qualifying in fourth for Red Bull.

    “The crowd gives us so much energy. I don’t think Silverstone could have dreamt of (this),” a jubilant Russell said. “Three Brits in the top three, we love the support and we can’t wait for the race tomorrow.”

    ‘Three cheers for Brits!’;

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...hamilton-to-t/


    ‘Absolutely awesome!’ – Russell beaming after taking pole at his home race
    George Russell scored his first victory of the season last week in Austria – and he followed that up by sealing pole position for Mercedes for his home Grand Prix at Silverstone.
    18:12 Sat, 06 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    ‘Absolutely awesome!’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/ab...46567686302524


    Hamilton on Mercedes’ stunning Silverstone qualifying result: ‘1-2 is where we belong’
    Mercedes secured a front row lock out for the British Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton P2 behind team mate George Russell.
    06 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    ‘1-2 is where we belong’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/ha...45998194034468


    Norris is sure he can take the fight to Mercedes
    7 Jul 2024
    Balazs Szabo
    F1 Technical

    Despite qualifying only third for today's British Grand Prix, McLaren driver Lando Norris believes that he will be able to take the fight to the McLaren duo of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. “I’m happy with P3. Three Brits locking-out the top three positions at the British Grand Prix is pretty cool. Both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton did great laps and an excellent job.”

    "I made a little mistake on my part at the end, but we’re still in a good starting spot. It’s going to rain again tomorrow, and I’m excited to put on a good show. It’s going to be a good race for the fans. I know we’re quick, so I can bring the fight to both the Mercedes.”

    ‘Take the fight to Mercedes’;

    https://www.f1technical.net/news/24943


    Marko reveals massive damage to Verstappen car
    Max Verstappen endured most of qualifying for the British Grand Prix with a damaged car.
    6 July 2024
    Gerd Jansen & Nick Golding
    RacingNews365

    Given the extent of Verstappen's floor damage, Marko was elated with the Dutchman sealing a grid slot on the second row. "I am over the moon," Marko told Sky DE. "Max went off the track at Turn 9 and sustained damage that was around 100 points of downforce.”

    "The mechanics did what was possible in this short time in terms of repair work. For the rest, we made some adjustments to the wings so we were able to reduce the damage to about 20 per cent for the last part of qualifying. Fourth place is sensational."

    “Fourth place is sensational";

    https://racingnews365.com/marko-reve...erstappens-car


    Max qualifies fourth for British GP despite damage: 'Holes in the floor'
    6 July 2024
    Stefan Meens
    Verstappen.nl

    “After I went through the gravel in Q1, I lost 100 points of downforce”, explained Max after an eventful qualifying. “Throughout the session the team kept improving the floor, but if you look at it, it doesn’t look good. It’s full of holes, so in that sense I’m happy to be fourth.”

    Regarding going wide at Copse corner, the reigning champion said: “We were one of the last to head out as we didn’t expect the rain during Q1. When I got to turn seven, I couldn’t do anything. I already had rain on my visor so I braked, but the car stepped out so I tried everything to keep the car out of the wall. It did mean the rest of qualifying was ruined.”

    'Holes in the floor';

    https://news.verstappen.com/en/article/5529/


    ‘It hurts… I let my whole team down’ – Perez on his spin and Q1 exit
    17:51 Sat, 06 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    Sergio Perez will start the British Grand Prix from the back row of the grid after he spun off and out of qualifying in Q1 at Silverstone.

    “It hurts…”;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/it...43863972807765


    Perez says British GP qualifying bust not the result of pressure
    7 Jul 2024
    Phillip van Osten
    F1i.com

    “T9 was tricky, really difficult,” Perez explained. “When I downshifted, I basically lost the rear end quite badly and I went out of the track, and cold tyres and it was completely soaked of water outside of the track. So I just ended up going in the gravel, couldn't stop the car, couldn't go straight, very unfortunate incident.”

    Perez denied that external pressures were to blame for his mistake in Q1 on Saturday. “No, no no no, that has nothing to do with it,” Perez insisted. “I'm fully focused on my job, I'm fully focused on getting the performance out of myself, I know where I can be.”

    “Yesterday we had a very positive day, things were looking in the right direction, so yeah, head down and it's a matter of time before we turn around the situation.”

    “T9 was tricky, really difficult”;

    https://f1i.com/news/513400-perez-sa...-pressure.html


    Verstappen offers British GP hope after 'ripping his floor apart'
    Max Verstappen has confirmed he will "need a new floor" for the British Grand Prix, after he "ripped" his RB20's current one apart at Silverstone.
    7 July 2024
    Samuel Coop & Aaron Deckers
    RacingNews365

    Max Verstappen feels his fourth-place qualifying finish for the British Grand Prix is a "positive surprise" after his off-track excursion in Q1 at Silverstone. The 26-year-old revealed the extent of the damage he incurred compromised the rest of his session, saying he was "happy" to reach Q3 at all, let alone qualify fourth in the grid-setting session.

    "I would like to be in the mix," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365, when asked about the prospect of attacking the British trio starting ahead of him at Silverstone. "Actually, first of all, I need a new floor - that would help," he added. "That off, it was super unlucky.”

    "I had to take the gravel, which ripped the floor apart. [I] missed quite a few bits on the car, even though I do think the team did a great job of trying to recover some of the bits and try to optimise the balance front to rear. That basically ruined our qualifying. I was happy to be in Q3 already with the damage that we had. At the end, to be P4 is probably a bit of a positive surprise.”

    “Ripping his floor apart”;

    https://racingnews365.com/verstappen...is-floor-apart

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    Lewis Hamilton cries in his dads arms after emotional British Grand Prix win.
    Lewis Hamilton broke down in tears as he hugged his dad after winning the British Grand Prix. in what proved a dramatic afternoon at Silverstone, the seven-time world champion fended off old rival Max Verstappen in the closing laps to take the chequered flag for the first time since December 2021.
    Jul 7, 2024
    Fraser Watson
    Daily and Sunday Express

    Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix.

    ‘Lewis Hamilton cries in his dads arms’;

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-a...gp-silverstone


    British GP: Race Results
    Full results from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
    8 July 2024
    Mat Coch
    Speedcafe

    Full results from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

    Pos Num Driver Team Laps/Diff

    1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52

    2 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1.465

    3 4 Lando Norris McLaren 7.547

    4 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 12.429

    5 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 47.318

    6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 55.722

    7 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 56.569

    8 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 63.577

    9 23 Alex Albon Williams 68.387

    10 22 Yuki Tsunoda RB 79.303

    ‘Full results’;

    https://speedcafe.com/british-gp-race-results/


    Lewis Hamilton in tears as he smashes 18-year Formula 1 record with stunning British Grand Prix triumph
    8 July 2024
    Jackson Cole
    talkSPORT.com

    Lewis Hamilton won his first Grand Prix in 945 days with a stunning triumph at the British Grand Prix. In an enthralling race at Silverstone, Hamilton started second and emerged victorious in a race where starter on pole George Russell was forced into a shock retirement. Hamilton held off rivals Max Verstappen and Lando Norris, who came second and third respectively with Norris leading in what was a thrilling first half of the race.

    It's the first time Hamilton has won a Grand Prix since December 2021 and the seven-time world champion broke a few records in the process. He's the oldest driver to win a Grand Prix in the 21st century and perhaps more impressively he's broken a long-standing record by Michael Schumacher.

    This triumph is Hamilton's ninth at Silverstone, which is the most at a single circuit in F1 history. He was tied with Schumacher, who first set the record in 2006 with eight wins at the French Grand Prix. A tearful Hamilton said to his team on the radio: "This means a lot guys." Hamilton then said to Mercedes engineer Peter Bonnington: "I love you Bono."

    ‘Stunning triumph’;

    https://talksport.com/sport/1953238/...sh-grand-prix/


    Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix to end three-year wait for F1 victory
    Jul 7, 2024
    Callum McAvoy
    Metro.co.uk

    Sir Lewis Hamilton finally ended his near-three-year winless streak on Sunday to claim a stunning victory at the British Grand Prix. The seven-time Formula One champion strategically overtook Lando Norris before holding off a late charge from Max Verstappen to win at Silverstone, his first win since Saudi Arabia in 2021.

    ‘Ends three-year wait for F1 victory’;

    https://metro.co.uk/2024/07/07/lewis...o=newsnow-feed


    Hamilton victorious as McLaren throws away British GP win
    Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix as poor strategy saw McLaren throw away its chance.
    8 July 2024
    Mat Coch
    Speed Cafe

    Hamilton headed Max Verstappen and Lando Norris to the flag in a race hit by changeable conditions. The key moments for McLaren were an early call to leave Oscar Piastri on track, costing him 20 seconds in the process, and a call for soft tyres in the final stint for Norris.

    The latter was a decision that likely cost him victory as he fell behind Hamilton as he exited the lane, and fell behind a resurgent Verstappen in the final laps. Piastri recovered to fourth while Daniel Ricciardo was 13th at the flag.

    ‘McLaren throws away British GP win’;

    https://speedcafe.com/hamilton-victo...ritish-gp-win/


    ‘Wow’: What Max Verstappen did during the British GP that Martin Brundle said was ‘remarkably good’
    Sun 7 July 2024 16:35
    Ben Evans
    F1 Oversteer

    The 2024 Formula 1 season has produced blockbuster race after blockbuster race and the British Grand Prix was no exception. Mercedes started the race with a key advantage after locking out the front row thanks to brilliant performances from George Russell and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying. Martin Brundle admires Max Verstappen’s race start at the British Grand Prix: Watching back a replay of the start of the race, Brundle said: “So few revs, wow, didn’t want to get any wheelspin, unbelievably few revs to get the car off the line.

    “Turning in and remarkably good front grip as well and now he’s going to slide up in the inside, and this is a big risk move there for [Max] Verstappen, it’s so easy to run into the back of the other car. And he launches around the outside of turn four, so he can straighten the car up, get good traction, good drive out of it and takes the place from Lando Norris.” Max Verstappen proves just how good he is at the British Grand Prix. After a difficult qualifying session where a damaged floor meant he could only set the fourth-fastest time in Q3, Verstappen had to bide his time during the race.

    Verstappen’s race changed during the rainy spells, with Red Bull absolutely nailing his strategy and a radio message from the team suggesting that he chose exactly the right lap to pit for intermediate tyres. In the final stint, he pitted on the same lap as Hamilton, with the British driver choosing soft tyres and Verstappen going onto the hards. It was another great call and meant he could easily overtake Norris to try and catch Hamilton in the final laps.

    ‘Wow’;

    https://www.f1oversteer.com/news/wha...markably-good/


    Hamilton outsmarts Verstappen and Norris to clinch record-breaking British GP win
    The Briton ended his 56-race to add to his race victories with a thrilling fight against Norris at Silverstone
    7 July 2024
    Joe Krishnan
    Total Motorsport

    Lewis Hamilton finally celebrated on the top step of the podium after a dramatic finale to the Formula 1 2024 British Grand Prix. The Mercedes star stole the lead from Lando Norris in the pits after wet weather intruded in the middle part of the race and held his nerve to clinch his 104th career race victory – some 946 days since his last win in Saudi Arabia in 2021. He finished ahead of Max Verstappen, who fought back from fifth, with Norris finishing third.

    ‘Record-breaking British GP win’;

    https://www.total-motorsport.com/lew...4-silverstone/


    Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix to claim his first race victory since 2021 - as Mercedes driver beats Max Verstappen and Lando Norris
    • Home favourite Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone
    • The 39-year-old started second on the grid behind team-mate George Russell
    • But Russell retired mid-race before Hamilton won his first Grand Prix of 2024
    7 July 2024
    Robert Summerscales
    Metro.co.uk

    Lewis Hamilton is the King of Silverstone again! The most successful driver in history claimed his first win in 945 days in front of a jubilant British Grand Prix crowd. He embraced his father, Anthony, for 20 seconds. Tears flowed. Later a long hug with his mother, Carmen.

    Echoes of the past poured down. It was here 16 years ago that Hamilton unfurled one of the greatest drives ever seen, in 2008, in blanket wet conditions. This time rain came and went, bringing a delicious jeopardy into the equation, as it had in qualifying when George Russell grabbed pole 24 hours earlier. He was handed a Union Flag on his warm-down lap held aloft in his fluorescent yellow right glove.

    ‘Home favourite Lewis Hamilton won’;

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...ry-season.html

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    Lewis Hamilton considered retiring from F1 before 2024 British GP win.
    Lewis Hamilton has said he considered calling time on his F1 career during the period since his last win.
    July 7th 2024
    7 Jul 2024
    Motor Sport Magazine

    Lewis Hamilton has related his emotions after taking his first F1 win in almost three years after an exhilarating 2024 British GP, saying that at some points he was so low he considered retiring. “My heart’s racing,” he said in the aftermath. “I had so many amazing times here and in the past, but when I came across that line, something released in me that I guess I’ve been holding on to for a long time.”

    “It was the most emotional end to a win that I’ve ever experienced. I always wonder why I never cry – you see Rubens Barrichello crying! I was like that doesn’t happen to me [but it] hit me hard. I think after such a difficult 2021, we just tried to come back but obviously we as a team had a really difficult time. There were just so many thoughts and so many doubts in my mind along the way – to the point of at times wanting to not continue. So to drive, and to continue to get up and to try and finally succeed is honestly is the greatest feeling I can remember having.”

    ‘Emotions’;

    https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/a...?nowprocket=1#


    Hamilton doubted he would win again in F1 prior to record ninth Silverstone success
    18:37 Sun, 07 Jul 2024
    Taylor Powling
    Motorsport Week

    Lewis Hamilton has conceded he harboured occasional doubts that he would triumph again in Formula 1 prior to ending his 945-day drought at the British Grand Prix. Questioned on whether he started losing faith in certain stages during his drought that he would return to the top step, Hamilton answered: “Absolutely.”

    “I think, I mean it’s, the feeling is, it feels different to previous races and particularly races where you’re having race after race after race, or seasons where you’re having multiple wins. I think with the kind of the adversity I would say that we’ve gone through as a team and that I personally felt that I’ve experienced those challenges, the constant challenge like we all have to get up out of bed every day and give it our best shot…”

    ‘Adversity’;

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/2024/...stone-success/


    'Shut up' order showed Hamilton was ready to win, says engineer Bono
    07/07/2024
    France 24

    "When I am told to shut up, I know it is 'game on' and he's going for victory," long-serving." Mercedes race engineer Peter Bonnington said after Hamilton's "fairy tale" triumph. 'Bono' and the tearful seven-time champion shared a champagne-soaked podium after their 83rd victory together, having endured 945 winless days since their last triumph at the 2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

    "He does a great job when it comes down to the wire," he said. "He's the one that's going to manage the tyres and get you to the end. I wouldn't say there was zero doubt, but I knew that once he had the bit between his teeth -- as soon as I get told to 'shut up' -- then I know that the game's on."

    ‘Ready to win’;

    https://www.france24.com/en/live-new...-engineer-bono


    ‘Perfect distance’: Lewis Hamilton pinpoints the ‘perfect’ moment he knew he could win the British Grand Prix
    Sun 7 July 2024 19:30
    Rory Mitchell
    F1 Oversteer

    Lewis Hamilton took a stunning victory at the British Grand Prix after a late tyre call enabled him to snatch the lead from Lando Norris. Norris was leading the race after rain hit the track midway through, causing all the drivers to switch to the Intermediate tyre and then back to slicks.

    Speaking in the drivers’ press conference after the race, Hamilton explained how he knew Norris staying out would be the key decision that could help him win the race. “On those tyres, when it was starting to dry up, it was about just trying to get the right timing. If Lando had stopped before us, it would have been very, very difficult to go by,” said Hamilton.

    “The moment when I came out of Turn 15, and I came in [to pit] and he [Norris] stayed out, I knew that this was the moment that I was going to have the chance to undercut him. After that, I think I was able to just keep him [behind]. It was a perfect distance of a stint. If we had another five laps, I don’t know if we would have held on to it.”

    ‘Perfect distance’;

    https://www.f1oversteer.com/news/lew...sh-grand-prix/


    ‘That was the most emotional ending to a race I’ve ever had’ – Hamilton
    19:05 Sun, 07 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    Lewis Hamilton scored a record ninth victory in the British Grand Prix, some two-and-a-half years after his last win in F1 – and the result left him choking back the emotion.

    ‘Most emotional ending’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/th...38603215087790


    Hamilton and Mercedes on Silverstone: ‘The greatest feeling I can remember having’
    July 7, 2024
    Abby Bathurst
    FormulaNerds

    During the race, all three Brits were in P1 at one point or another. However, unfortunately for Russell, he was forced to retire. Norris and Hamilton were close at the end but ultimately, Norris’ tyres degraded faster and Max Verstappen was able to overtake him for P2.

    Hamilton held onto the lead and crossed the finish line ahead of Verstappen by 1.465 seconds. Today’s win for Hamilton marks his 104th victory, 199th podium, his ninth win at Silverstone, and makes him the oldest F1 race winner of the 21st century.

    “The greatest feeling”;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/ha.../?nowprocket=1


    Has Lewis Hamilton made the wrong decision to quit Mercedes for Ferrari?
    "He’ll be thinking about his future a bit - ‘was that the right decision?’"
    7 Jul 2024
    James Dielhenn
    Crash.Net

    Lewis Hamilton might find himself considering the decision to quit Mercedes after his Silverstone glory. It was his last home race with Mercedes, the team that his accomplishments are synonymous with, because he will go to Ferrari next year.

    Mercedes, after 12 out of 24 rounds this year, now seem to be in a stronger state than Ferrari. Ferrari were Red Bull’s nearest competitors at the start of the season but have been outperformed by McLaren and Mercedes recently.

    Noises surrounding Mercedes’ powerful 2026 engine when the new era begins are also promising for the Brackley team. But, by then, Hamilton will be challenging for more Silverstone victories in the famous red of Ferrari.

    ‘Considering the decision’;

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/105207...rcedes-ferrari


    Sainz back in contention for a 2025 Mercedes F1 seat as Wolff confirms talks with the Spaniard
    6 Jul 2024
    Balazs Szabo
    F1 Technical

    Wolff previously suggested that Sainz is not a real contender to partner George Russell at Mercedes, but in his recent interview with Mundo Deportivo, he fuelled speculation again, claiming that the Spaniard is a safe bet given his experience and consistent performances.
    “That said, with Carlos, you have a sure value, especially in a very tight championship next year, you have another driver who is going to be very competitive, who, if our car is good, could help us secure a fight for the Constructors’ Championship. With Carlos, you have a safe bet. There are certainly many arguments in favour.”

    ‘Safe bet’;

    https://www.f1technical.net/news/24928


    Toto Wolff admits “bruising” aspect of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes exit
    "I can get my head around why he is doing that. I have peace with him"
    3 Jul 2024
    James Dielhenn
    Crash.Net

    Wolff told Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle in a sit-down interview about an aspect of Hamilton’s exit which was particularly challenging. “What was bruising was that I didn’t have any time to react,” said Wolff. “I said ‘okay, how are we announcing this?’ It was clear that it was leaking from Ferrari.”

    “If I put myself in his shoes? He’s in the last phase of his career, the team wasn’t doing well, everybody wants to wear a red overall with a yellow prancing horse. Probably, the financial terms were also positive.”

    “Bruising”;

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/105164...-mercedes-exit

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    Verstappen thought he’d finish sixth on “poor afternoon” for Red Bull.
    Max Verstappen insists he is more happy to have finished in second place in the British Grand Prix than he is disappointed not to have won it.
    7th July 2024
    Will Wood

    “The beginning was not very good,” Verstappen conceded in the post-race press conference. “I tried to keep up, but I just ran out of tyres. Everything was running hot and I just struggled for grip. So then Lando got by, then Oscar got by, it started to rain. I had no grip as well there.”

    “I didn’t want to take too much risk as well because it didn’t feel good. It didn’t feel comfortable, so I was like, ‘I’ll just sit here and try to survive’. And that’s what I did. At one point, even Carlos rocked up at the party. So I was like, ‘geez, this is a really bad afternoon’.”

    ‘More happy to have finished in second place’;

    https://www.racefans.net/2024/07/07/...-for-red-bull/


    Verstappen thought he’d be “fifth or sixth” in F1 British GP
    Max Verstappen thought he would "finish fifth [or] sixth" in Formula 1's British Grand Prix given Red Bull's early pace deficit to Mercedes and McLaren before he recovered to second.
    7 Jul 2024
    Alex Kalinauckas
    Motorsport.com

    "We just didn't have the pace today," Verstappen said in parc ferme afterwards. "I was just steadily dropping back when it mattered in the beginning, so it didn't look great. At some point I was really thinking, 'Are we gonna finish fifth, sixth?'

    "But, yeah, we made the right calls – direct from the slicks to the inters and also from the inters back to the slicks – I think it was every time the right lap. Then also the end – the call from the team to be on the hard tyre instead of the soft was definitely helping me out.”

    ‘Recovered to second’;

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/v...h-gp/10632773/


    Six laps, five drivers and three lead changes that showed the very best of F1 at the British GP
    Rain at Silverstone helped to create a spell of racing which will live long in the memory
    7 July 2024
    The Telegraph

    The British Grand Prix was one of the races of the season as those three teams vied for the lead in a captivating, tense and damp 52 laps. A sequence of six laps showed F1 at its very best with mistakes, overtakes and the lead swapping several times between three Britons – Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris.

    ‘Will live long in the memory’;

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-...-piastri-laps/


    Horner after P2 at Silverstone 'A great performance'
    7 July 2024
    Julien Lemmen
    Verstappen.nl

    Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: "It was a thrilling race, with one minute looking like we were out of the race and the next minute we were straight back in it. We got the strategy calls exactly right today, especially the point where we went on the inter, the slicks, and then the hard tyre which were definitely all of the right choices out there today.”

    “If there had been a few more laps the outcome might have been different but it was still a great drive and performance. The pitwall and the drivers are working really well together, Max and Checo obviously are feeding back what is going on but the pitwall have more information and they are both communicating and able to make the right calls at the right time.”

    'A great performance';

    https://news.verstappen.com/en/article/5532/


    Verstappen: Red Bull rescued ‘really bad afternoon’ in F1 British GP
    7 Jul 2024
    Dan Lawrence
    Motorsport Week

    Max Verstappen credited his Red Bull Formula 1 team for making the right decisions en route to second in the British Grand Prix on what could have been a “really bad afternoon.” “Yeah, the beginning was not very good,” Verstappen told media including Motorsport Week. “I tried to keep up but I just ran out of tyres. I mean, everything was running hot and I just struggled for grip.”

    “So then Lando got by, then Oscar got by, it started to rain. I had no grip as well there, I didn’t want to take too much risk as well because I just, it didn’t feel good, it didn’t feel comfortable. And so I just, yeah, I was like, I’ll just sit here and try to survive. And yeah, that’s what I did. At one point even Carls rocked up with the party. So I was like, Jesus, really bad afternoon.”

    “I’ll just sit here and try to survive”;

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/2024/...f1-british-gp/


    Verstappen: Red Bull have work to do after ‘worrying’ trend continues at Silverstone
    7 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    Max Verstappen sealed second place in the British Grand Prix, but was left worried by his lack of pace relative to the McLarens and Mercedes’ cars in the early part of the race.

    ‘Work to do’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/ve...38892359865147


    Verstappen finishes P2 in the British GP
    Sunday, 7th July 2024
    Honda Racing

    Round 12 of the season, British Grand Prix took place at Silverstone Circuit. Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, finished P2. Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team's Yuki Tsunoda finished P10.

    ‘P2’;

    https://honda.racing/f1/post/f1-2024-rd12-race


    Max Verstappen second in exciting British GP: 'Made the right calls'
    7 July 2024
    Florence Cobben
    Verstappen.nl

    After the race, Max explained: "We just didn't have the pace today. I was slowly dropping back when it mattered in the beginning. It didn't look great. At some point, I was thinking "Are we going to finish fifth, sixth?" But we made the right calls. Going from the slicks to the inters, then from the inters back to the slicks, was every time (done on) the right lap.”

    “At the end the call from the team to be on the hard tyre, instead of the soft, definitely helped me out. That's why I think we finished second today. It could have been a lot worse, but we're making the right calls, we still got onto the podium. Ofcourse I'm very happy with that."

    'Made the right calls';

    https://news.verstappen.com/en/article/5531/


    Verstappen surprised by British GP podium after early struggles
    Sun, 07 Jul 2024
    Phillip van Osten
    F1i.com

    The reigning world champion initially struggled with Red Bull's lack of pace compared to Mercedes and McLaren. He was overtaken by both Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in the dry early stages of the race and found himself facing a potential fifth or sixth-place finish.

    However, a series of crucial decisions throughout the race's weather fluctuations saved Verstappen's weekend. A timely pit stop for intermediate tyres during the second rain shower allowed him to jump back into podium contention.

    McLaren's strategic gamble to keep Oscar Piastri out longer backfired, while Mercedes decision to double-stack Lewis Hamilton and George Russell further aided Verstappen's comeback.

    ‘Surprised by British GP podium’;

    https://f1i.com/news/513476-verstapp...struggles.html


    Verstappen hails ‘right calls’ from Red Bull in helping to seal P2 at Silverstone
    7 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site

    Max Verstappen credited his Red Bull team with making the “right calls” during the British Grand Prix, with the Dutchman going from P4 on the grid to a final result of P2 after looking increasingly fast on the hard tyre in the latter stages.

    Reflecting on the wet-dry conditions that played out during the 52-lap encounter, Verstappen admitted that he had tried to avoid taking any unnecessary risks. “When it started to rain for the first time, of course I was already dropping back,” the 26-year-old said. “I was struggling for grip, so I didn’t want to take too many risks. I saw the guys ahead of me, they were really going for it.”

    “I just tried to hang in there, not going off the track, and that was quite tricky. But then at one point it really started to come down and then it was quite obvious that you had to go to the inter. Then you had to make the tyre last as long as you could, then suddenly also the sun came out and the track really started to dry up quickly. Still, you feel quite comfortable on the inter, but at one point you just have to gamble to go to the slick and luckily it all worked out well.”

    ‘Tried to avoid taking any unnecessary risks’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...M74atAfxv5nAbi

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    ‘We threw it away’ - Lando Norris’ frustration shows as McLaren squander victory shot.
    Lando Norris says McLaren “threw away” their shot at winning Sunday’s F1 British Grand Prix.
    7 Jul 2024
    Lewis Larkam
    Crash.Net

    "We threw it away in the final stop,” Norris admitted to media including Crash.net. "So, one lap, but also I don’t think it was a lap. I think even if I boxed on the perfect lap, our decision to go on to the softs was the wrong one.”

    “I think Lewis still would have won no matter what. So, two calls from our side cost us everything today. So, pretty, especially here, pretty disappointing.”

    ‘Frustration’;

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/105208...r-victory-shot


    ‘Cost us everything’: Lando Norris shares which ‘two calls’ cost him victory at the British Grand Prix
    7 July 2024
    Rory Mitchell
    F1 Oversteer

    Lando Norris believes two key calls cost him victory at the British Grand Prix, after losing out to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the final laps.

    “So many things were going well. We threw it away in the final stop. So one lap, but also I don’t think it was a lap,” said Norris. “Even if I boxed on the perfect lap, our decision to go into the softs was the wrong one. Lewis still would have won no matter what. So two calls from our side cost us everything today.”

    ‘Cost us everything’;

    https://www.f1oversteer.com/news/lan...sh-grand-prix/


    Devastated Lando Norris reacts to ‘throwing away’ British Grand Prix: ‘I blame myself’
    The McLaren driver was leading his home race but a slow pit-stop cost him late on as Lewis Hamilton won

    Kieran Jackson at Silverstone


    Lando Norris struggled to hide his disappointment after a late mistake cost him victory at the British Grand Prix. In a dramatic wet-dry race at Silverstone, McLaren driver Norris was leading with 14 laps to go before the final round of pit-stops as the frontrunners pitted for dry tyres.

    Norris, pitting a lap later than eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton, overran his pit box, resulting in a slow 4.5-second stop. By the time he re-entered the track, Hamilton was leading by two seconds. “That crucial decision at the end made the difference,” a devastated Norris said afterwards.

    ‘Devastated’;

    https://www.independent.co.uk/f1/lan...-b2575775.html


    Frustrated Lando Norris says he only has himself to blame after letting British Grand Prix victory slip through his hands as he laments 'bad decisions'
    • Lando Norris was leading the British Grand Prix with 14 laps remaining
    • The McLaren driver pitted too late and allowed Lewis Hamilton to win the race
    • It was the latest in a series of near misses this season for the British driver
    7 July 2024
    Henry Clark
    MailOnline

    The McLaren driver looked on course for only the second win of his career after holding the lead at the British Grand Prix with just 14 laps to go. But Norris threw away victory in tame fashion after pitting later than his rivals. The stop itself was a messy one too, with Norris overshooting his pit box and all but handing victory to Lewis Hamilton.

    ‘I’m not making the right decisions,’ said Norris. ‘I blame myself today for not making some of the right decisions but I hate ending in this position and having excuses for not doing a good enough job. I’m fed up of saying I should have done better, I should have done this or that.’

    ‘British Grand Prix victory slip through his hands’;

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...decisions.html


    Are McLaren becoming ‘new Ferrari’ after another strategy blunder?
    A strategic error at Silverstone cost McLaren a grand prix victory for the second time in a month
    7 July 2024
    Adam Dickinson
    Total Motorsport

    Lando Norris‘ media appearances after the British GP were a genuinely tough watch, with reporters seemingly counselling the 24-year-old through his interviews after he missed out on yet another win due to a strategic error from McLaren.

    Norris‘ biggest blunder was approaching the final quarter of the British GP, as McLaren‘s strategists boasted on team radio that they had the tyre advantage over Hamilton or Verstappen – neither of whom could switch to mediums on the final stint.

    ‘New Ferrari’;

    https://www.total-motorsport.com/mcl...ategy-blunder/


    Norris critical of decisions after Silverstone victory slips away
    McLaren looked set to win the British Grand Prix, until strategic gamble backfired
    July 7, 2024
    James Phillips
    FormulaNerds

    Overshooting his garage, the British driver lost precious seconds while his mechanics shifted forward. Opting for soft tyres rather than mediums, Norris rejoined behind Hamilton. He later lost second place to Verstappen and finished third.

    Speaking in the media pen after the race to Sky Sports, Norris rued the decision to pit one lap later than his rivals: “Many…just the two at the end. Just what tyre to box onto and a lap too late. I think the lap too late is completely on me. That’s just driver feel and driver knowledge of when to box, and Lewis did a better job than me on that side.

    ‘Strategic gamble backfired’;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/no.../?nowprocket=1


    Lando Norris is cracking under pressure of a championship battle with Max Verstappen
    McLaren and Norris have taken the fight to Red Bull and Verstappen but are letting wins slip away thanks to a lack of ruthlessness
    8 July 2024
    The Telegraph

    For the fifth time in seven races, Lando Norris and McLaren were in contention to win a grand prix. Yet once again, through a series of mistakes and operational errors they came up short.

    The mistakes on Sunday follow on from Norris’s costly wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead in Austria a week ago, where patience may have paid dividends. In the sprint race a day before, an attempt at taking the lead compromised him and he lost second place to Piastri. The Briton also had a poor start from pole at the Spanish Grand Prix from which he had to fight back to second place as Verstappen narrowly won.

    ‘Cracking under pressure’;

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-...ip-british-gp/


    Revealed: Norris team radio on costly British GP decision
    Read the full radio transcripts between Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri around their crucial British Grand Prix tyre calls.
    8 July 2024
    Jake Nichol
    RacingNews365

    Full Norris and Piastri team radio transcript
    Lando Norris (LN): We need to box, the soft is better now... any slick tyre.
    Will Joseph (WJ): Okay, so we can choose a medium to cover people like Verstappen, or choose a soft to cover people like Hamilton.
    LN: Hamilton. I think Hamilton, or do you think medium? I don't mind.
    WJ: We're going soft. Box this lap please, box this lap.
    Norris pits.
    Tom Stallard (TS): Competitor cars do not have medium, currently we think medium is the best tyre, 15 laps to go.
    Oscar Piastri (OP): Yes, yes, it is the best.
    TS: Ok, Hamilton has pitted. Hamilton has pitted.
    OP: I think box, I think box.
    TS: Copy box, box.
    OP: Copy

    ‘Norris team radio’;

    https://racingnews365.com/revealed-n...sh-gp-decision


    Are McLaren becoming F1's 'what might have been' team?
    8 Jul 2024
    Nate Saunders, General Editor, F1
    ESPN.com

    As Lewis Hamilton basked in the adulation of a record ninth British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone, McLaren's Lando Norris only had one thing running through his mind: It should have been him. It's not the first time recently Norris or McLaren has left a race weekend with that feeling. Silverstone was yet another frustrating example.

    As Hamilton, a British flag draped over his shoulder and tears still welling up in his eyes, did his first interview to the ecstatic home crowd, TV cameras panned to Norris slouched over the box in parc ferme with the number three written on it. His list of 'what might have been' moments is getting longer by the race.

    'What might have been';

    https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/4...coming-f1-team

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    Oscar Piastri urged to ‘bang the table’ when he’s ‘victimised’ by McLaren strategy.
    Dutch pundit Jack Plooij says it’s time for Piastri to tell his team no more as this isn’t the first time since joining McLaren that a strategy call has gone against him.
    9 Jul 2024
    Michelle Foster
    PlanetF1.com

    Oscar Piastri has been told to “bang his fist on the table” and tell McLaren no more after the call not to double-stack him at Silverstone cost him a possible win. “What Oscar still misses a bit – but I think I will give him a course sometime – is that he always remains so cool,” Jack Plooij told Ziggo Sport Race Café.

    “It’s not just about the on-board radios, but about the debriefs. It’s time for him to bang his fist on the table. At times when he is being victimised, he must tell the team, ‘We are not going to do this anymore, friends’. We’re going to give him a course.”

    ‘Bang the table’;

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/oscar-...laren-strategy


    Piastri knew McLaren’s F1 British GP call was ‘instantly’ wrong
    8 Jul 2024
    Taylor Powling
    Motorsport Week

    Oscar Piastri has stated he knew that McLaren’s choice to leave him out an extra lap on slicks on a damp track in Formula 1’s British Grand Prix was “instantly wrong”. “I would say joint [decision], I think to be honest, that decision in the race is probably the hardest call you’re ever going to have in motor racing,” Piastri reflected.

    “You’ve got two cars, 1-2, separated by half a second with rain coming down, I don’t think it gets any harder than that, so I think clearly some things we need to review. I think double stacking would have been the better call, but hindsight’s a wonderful thing.”

    ‘Instantly wrong’;

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/2024/...stantly-wrong/


    Oscar Piastri robbed of chance to win British Grand Prix by 'painful' McLaren strategy call
    July 8, 2024
    Damien McCartney
    Channel 9's Wide World of Sports

    Oscar Piastri was robbed of any chance of a maiden victory at the British Grand Prix by a dodgy strategy call. The pair were running one-two when the rain became too heavy for dry slick tyres. Piastri was tucked up behind Norris when the latter dived into the pits for intermediate tyres on lap 27.

    McLaren strategists elected against double-stacking Piastri, and sent him around on another. It proved a crucial decision - conditions deteriorated so much in that lap that by the time Piastri made it back to the pits, Norris had almost caught him back up. Having been running less than a second behind Norris when the Brit pitted, Piastri emerged from his own stop more than 21 seconds behind him.

    ‘Oscar Piastri robbed’;

    https://www.nine.com.au/sport/motors...08-p5jrz9.html


    Piastri wants answers on race-defining strategy error
    Oscar Piastri is keen to get a full picture on how McLaren came to its decision to leave him out for an extra lap in his first stint.
    8 July 2024
    Mat Coch
    Speedcafe

    Lando Norris had led ahead of the opening round of stops, followed by his McLaren team-mate, the pair having passed the two Mercedes and Max Verstappen as rain began to fall. The decisive moment for Piastri came on Lap 27, when the call was made to pit Norris. By remaining on track, Piastri haemorrhaged time as conditions deteriorated.

    In normal conditions, the Australian would have pitted at the end of the following lap with a near 20-second delta to Norris. As it panned out, he held less than a three-second advantage when he peeled into the lane; he lost the better part of an entire pit stop in a single lap. “The last couple of corners were very, very tough,” Piastri admitted when asked how quickly he realised staying out was the wrong choice.”

    “I could see on my dash that Lando was like five seconds behind me when I pitted, so I knew I was in a lot of trouble then. But yeah, I knew it was the wrong call basically instantly. Obviously frustrated at that point, but I knew that there was rain still coming,” he continued.

    ‘Piastri wants answers’;

    https://speedcafe.com/piastri-wants-...trategy-error/


    Piastri: ‘It’s a bit painful looking back at how close we were to the win’
    7 July 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    McLaren’s Oscar Piastri finished fourth at Silverstone, but at one stage was in contention for his first ever Grand Prix victory.

    “It’s a bit painful”;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/pi...38095731440148


    Oscar Piastri reveals moment he was ‘in a lot of trouble’ with McLaren strategy call
    07 Jul 2024
    Sam Cooper
    PlanetF1.com

    Oscar Piastri said McLaren were faced with the “toughest decision in motorsport” but avoided criticising the choice not to double stack him and Lando Norris. With the rest of the grid pitting for inters, McLaren had the choice of whether to go for a double stack or leave P2 (Piastri) out in the hope he would not lose too much time.

    But lose time he did, heading into the pits with Norris just five seconds behind, and the tactical choice sent him down to P6 and out of win contention. As for how he felt after the call, Piastri admitted frustration and said it was good he did not open the radio but was still aiming for the win.

    ‘In a lot of trouble’;

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/oscar-...ish-grand-prix


    ‘Both our drivers could have won’ – Brown says McLaren ‘got it wrong’ after Norris and Piastri miss out at Silverstone
    8 Jul 2024
    Formula One - Official Site

    Zak Brown believes that Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri could both have potentially won the British Grand Prix, with the McLaren CEO stating that the team “got it wrong” in some of the key decisions taken during the wet/dry race. While the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton initially led from the front row, Norris and Piastri started to catch up just as the rain was beginning to fall at Silverstone, and by Lap 20 there was a McLaren one-two at the front of the field.

    Asked about the process of making those tough decisions on the pit wall, Brown explained after the race: “It was tough. Hindsight’s 20/20, as they say. I think we ultimately got it wrong. I think both our drivers could have won there. They did an excellent job. When you’re leading the race, you also have to kind of take the first decision, so it’s a little bit easier to key off of what others did, when early on Lando and Oscar were right next to each other.”

    “Obviously [if you] double stack them you’re going to lose about five seconds – turns out Oscar lost a lot more time because the track was deteriorating, so losing the five seconds there would have been a better call but, again, you don’t really know because you’re the lead car, so you’re going to be the first to find out the weather. And then there at the end, I think maybe mediums would have been a better strategy, as we saw on Oscar. Oscar was absolutely flying there, Max was flying on the hards, and softs were going to struggle. We had a set of mediums, so we’ll just go back and review it.”

    ‘20/20 Hindsight’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...OAc9Savu5dlnQF

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    Carlos Sainz risks Ferrari wrath after slating team’s decision in blunt rant.
    Carlos Sainz has risked the wrath of his Ferrari bosses after tearing into the doomed upgrade package they introduced in Spain before binning it two rounds later.
    Tue, Jul 9, 2024
    Archie Griggs
    Daily and Sunday Express

    Discussing Ferrari's lack of improvement over the last few Grand Prix weekends, Sainz did not mince his words as he suggested that other teams could be three months ahead in terms of research and development.

    "It's clearly not good enough," fumed Sainz after finishing fifth at Silverstone. "Since Imola, everyone has upgraded and they probably added a few tenths to the car while we had to revert [back to the Imola specification].

    "We've lost two or three months there of performance gain in the wind tunnel and performance that we could have added in these three months. I feel like today was at least a back to basics approach, back to a car that we know was okay in Imola.

    ‘Ferrari wrath risk’;

    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-a...ish-Grand-Prix


    Sainz makes damning revelation on Ferrari’s 2024 F1 prospects
    9 Jul 2024
    Taylor Powling
    Motorsport Week

    Carlos Sainz has revealed Ferrari’s decision to revert to an older specification in the British Grand Prix means it is “three months” down on Formula 1 car development.

    Sainz hauled his SF-24 into contention during the wet points in a mixed-conditions encounter, but he was powerless to match those ahead once it dried and took fifth.

    The Spaniard has conceded that Ferrari being forced to undo its latest development work has placed it multiple months on the backfoot compared to the competition. “It is clearly not good enough,” Sainz lamented.

    ‘Damning revelation’;

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/2024/...-f1-prospects/


    Carlos Sainz’s worrying Ferrari “lost months” of F1 development admission
    Ferrari have "lost months" of F1 development time compared to their rivals, Carlos Sainz has admitted.
    9 Jul 2024
    Lewis Larkam
    Crash.Net

    Carlos Sainz says Ferrari have lost “two or three months” of development time compared to their F1 rivals after removing a troublesome upgrade. Ferrari fitted their SF-24 with a major new upgrade package at last month’s Spanish Grand Prix but have been battling an unforeseen bouncing problem in high-speed corners.

    After an experimental Friday at Silverstone, Ferrari reverted to their old-spec floor and bodywork which was used at Imola for the rest of the British Grand Prix weekend. Sainz qualified seventh at Silverstone, while Charles Leclerc failed to reach Q3, qualifying 11th. In Sunday’s race they finished fifth and 14th respectively.

    ‘Removing a troublesome upgrade’;

    https://www.crash.net/f1/news/105213...ment-admission


    Sainz: Ferrari "lost months" of development by reverting to Imola F1 car
    Carlos Sainz feels Ferrari's performance was not good enough after being forced to take its latest upgrades off its Formula 1 car again
    14:51 Mon, 08 Jul 2024

    Motorsport.com

    Ferrari's previous upgrades in Barcelona, which included a revamped floor, exacerbated the SF-24's bouncing issues through high-speed corners as Sainz and Charles Leclerc struggled for performance and comfort in Spain and Austria. That led to experiments in Friday practice at Silverstone, with Sainz and Leclerc splitting packages to perform a back-to-back test and get on top of the issue.

    In the end Ferrari decided it was better off rolling back the car to its Imola-spec, which has made the car more driveable through Silverstone's high-speed swoops like Maggots and Becketts. But by racing with the same car it did in May, that also means Ferrari has left a lot of performance on the table compared to Red Bull, Mercedes and McLaren, who did successfully upgrade their machines in recent months to varying degrees.

    ‘Ferrari's performance was not good enough’;

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/s...-car/10633030/


    Sainz: ‘Our rivals are a good step ahead’ after Ferrari’s mid-season developments falter
    Sainz has admitted that the SF-24 "is clearly not good enough" as he reasons the Scuderia's drop off in pace
    July 9, 2024
    Oliver Brindle
    FormulaNerds

    Sainz: Ferrari ‘back-to-basics’: Sainz started the British Grand Prix in seventh. The Spaniard was able to climb up to fifth in the race with the help of the Mercedes of George Russell retiring ahead of him, but the three-time race winner still finished 47 seconds off the lead. In an interview with Motorsport.com, Sainz explained that the team hadn’t made the “right calls” regarding their developments.

    However, Sainz believes that his side of the garage did the “maximum” during the race, given the pace of the car they had. “I think we did the maximum,” Sainz added. “Especially in the middle of the race when it was slicks-on-wet, I managed to catch the podium positions by six or seven seconds in those conditions that I always enjoy.”

    “Honestly, all the calls were pretty much spot on, all the tyres, all the radio calls. It was just a shame we were not faster because I feel like we would have been 100% in the fight for the podium or the win. But [fifth] and a bonus point at the end with the fastest lap, so we need to be happy.”

    ‘Our rivals are a good step ahead’;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/sa.../?nowprocket=1


    How Leclerc blew another wet weather tyre call while Sainz nailed it
    9th July 2024
    Keith Collantine
    RaceFans

    At Silverstone last weekend the difference between the information the Ferrari drivers received was stark. Sainz was given detailed guidance on the levels of rain at different parts of the circuit, while Leclerc’s information was less frequent and detailed. This led him to another costly tyre choice error.

    Charles Leclerc was left to count the cost of a hasty switch to intermediate tyres when rain began to fall at Silverstone. His team mate Carlos Sainz Jnr, meanwhile not only avoided that mistake but chose arguably the perfect lap to switch to intermediates, taking around two seconds out of eventual winner Lewis Hamilton as a result.

    ‘Sainz nailed it’;

    https://www.racefans.net/2024/07/09/...inz-nailed-it/


    Sainz ‘proud of one of my most solid races of the last few years’
    7 July 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    Carlos Sainz was only P5 at Silverstone – but he said he and Ferrari had to execute the perfect race to get that result.

    ‘Most solid race’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/sa...38254212154767


    Ferrari's 'downgrade' lays bare its big weakness
    Jul 6, 2024
    Edd Straw, Gary Anderson
    The Race

    GARY ANDERSON'S VIEW: Since the dominant victory in Monaco, Ferrari has struggled with balance issues between low and high speed. It has pursued improving low-speed performance, which when you look back to the pace in Monaco seemed unnecessary. And as a result, it has introduced more bouncing. And that was something Ferrari was generally always on the cusp of triggering even before those developments.

    The Barcelona upgrade that's been taken off the car included seven items, but we can set aside the circuit-specific rear wing and the tweaked halo fairing when it comes to this problem. But more significant will have been the changes to the floor and bodywork. In Ferrari’s Barcelona submission to the FIA, this is what it listed:

    COKE/ENGINE COVER
    FLOOR FENCES
    FLOOR BODY
    FLOOR EDGE
    DIFFUSER

    ‘Ferrari's 'downgrade'!’;

    https://www.the-race.com/formula-1/f...issue-exposed/


    Fred Vasseur’s Carlos Sainz quip after Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking British GP win
    09 Jul 2024
    Michelle Foster

    Watching on as Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, Fred Vasseur says he’d rather that confidence boost had gone to today’s Ferrari driver than next season’s. But while Hamilton’s 2025 team boss Vasseur was happy for the seven-time World Champion to break his duck, he would rather it was Sainz who was celebrating the moment.

    “First I would’ve been more happy to give the confidence to Carlos this weekend,” he told the media, including PlanetF1.com. “We will have time to discuss this, but I’m happy for him because I think he deserved it. But we’ll have time to discuss Lewis next year, it’s not the topic of today.”

    ‘Would’ve been more happy to give the confidence to Carlos’;

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/fred-v...british-gp-win

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    Hulkenberg confident Haas can fight to be fifth-fastest team after ‘very encouraging’ P6 result at Silverstone.
    Nico Hulkenberg believes that Haas are now firmly in the battle to be the fifth-fastest team on the grid after another strong showing at the British Grand Prix, with the German bouncing back from a difficult start to cross the line in sixth place.
    9 July 2024
    Formula One - Official Site

    “[I’m] very happy,” a smiling Hulkenberg said afterwards. “Eight more points on the board, super valuable. But, more importantly, the performance…. the performance is there with this update, and that makes me very happy and optimistic looking into the remainder of the season.”

    “I think we’re definitely in the fight now for the fifth-fastest team, which is obviously very positive, and nobody really expected [that] a couple of weeks ago. So, yeah, very encouraging and very positive.” Asked if he had felt the performance in the car as he fought back to claim the places he had earlier lost, Hulkenberg answered:

    “Yeah, it was a super tricky race, with the rain at the beginning but not enough to pit for inters. But really like a thriller to judge the grip level, not knowing what you get when you turn in. Around here with high-speed corners and the grip like this, it was Russian roulette in a way. But managed to stay clean and got back what we lost at the start so, yeah, well deserved.”

    ‘Fifth-fastest team’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...DMdQ3R2Zct0Cxz


    Haas achieves best result of 2024 with heavily-upgraded car
    8 Jul 2024, 23:00
    Balazs Szabo
    F1 Technical

    Haas finds itself on an upward trajectory after another strong result at the British Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth in the second race in succession saw, strengthening the team’s position in the Constructors’ Championship. Haas turned up at Silverstone with a heavily-upgraded car, bringing a host of aerodynamic upgrades to its VF-24.

    The modifications appeared to gel well with the high-speed Silverstone circuit. Following a brilliant performance in qualifying on Saturday, Nico Hulkenberg capitalised on the misfortunes for George Russell and Charles Leclerc to finish sixth in the second race in succession.

    Haas team boss Ayao Komatsu labelled their results as “excellent”. “It wasn’t an easy race, there were changeable conditions and it’s easy to say you only have to put the right tires on at the right time, but it’s much more difficult to do, but we achieved that. It’s been a huge team effort so I’m really proud of them.”

    ‘Best result of 2024’;

    https://www.f1technical.net/news/24970


    Hulkenberg thrilled with points and performance after P6 at Silverstone
    7 July 2024
    Formula One - Official Site (Video)

    Nico Hulkenberg brought his Haas home in sixth place at Silverstone to seal eight precious points in the constructors’ battle.

    ‘Hulkenberg thrilled with points’;

    https://www.formula1.com/en/video/hu...37397308512659


    Hulkenberg: Points at Silverstone ‘unexpected but deserved’
    10:28 Tue, 09 Jul 2024
    Phillip van Osten
    F1i.com

    At Silverstone, Haas introduced a comprehensive new aero package for its VF-24, the centerpiece of which was a new floor design. And the changes clearly delivered a performance boost.

    "The best thing is that the updates we have now are really doing something for the performance of the car. I think that's why we can really fight for fifth place in the constructors' championship,” commented Hulkenberg.

    “Sometimes that's with the Astons, sometimes with the Alpines and sometimes with others," he says. "I think we're really in there now. This season we've been quite consistent, we can benefit from that."

    ‘Unexpected but deserved’;

    https://f1i.com/news/513662-hulkenbe...-deserved.html


    Hulkenberg sets bold Haas target for second half of 2024 as momentum grows
    Haas have jumped up the competitive order in recent races
    July 9, 2024
    James Phillips
    FormulaNerds

    The German then set an ambitious target for the rest of the year. He has set his ambitions on catching Aston Martin for fifth in the championship. Haas is currently 41 points behind the British team:

    “I think we’re definitely in the fight now for the fifth-fastest team, which is obviously very positive, and nobody really expected [that] a couple of weeks ago. So, yeah, very encouraging and very positive.”

    “But really like a thriller to judge the grip level, not knowing what you get when you turn in. Around here with high-speed corners and the grip like this, it was Russian roulette in a way. But managed to stay clean and got back what we lost at the start so, yeah, well deserved.”

    ‘Bold Haas target’;

    https://www.formulanerds.com/news/hu.../?nowprocket=1


    British Grand Prix: Race Recap
    July 7, 2024
    Haas F1 Team - Official Site

    Hulkenberg started from sixth position – his highest grid slot of the season – on Pirelli P Zero Yellow medium tires but a challenging first lap shuffled the German down to ninth. Hulkenberg made gains when the rain fell mid-race, pitting for Cinturato Green intermediate tires on lap 26, emerging in seventh place.

    Hulkenberg gained one more spot when George Russell retired his Mercedes, before pitting again on lap 39 for Red soft tires when the circuit dried, coming out in sixth. Hulkenberg retained the position through the final stint of the race to make it successive sixth places, equaling his and MoneyGram Haas F1 Team’s best race result of 2024.

    ‘Ayao Komatsu, Team Principal: “It’s an excellent day” ’;

    https://www.haasf1team.com/news/brit...x-race-recap-5

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