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Hamilton beat Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Lando Norris after an exciting rain-impacted race, his ninth victory in his house grand prix.

2024 F1 British Grand Prix outcomes

2024 F1 British Grand Prix report

Polesitter George Russell (Mercedes) led the cost to Flip 1 from team-mate Hamilton, Norris and Verstappen, however Max drove across the outdoors of Norris on the Loop when the McLaren bought boxed in behind Hamilton on the apex.

McLaren’s Oscar Pisatri ran fifth, forward of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and a slow-starting Nico Hulkenberg (Haas), who then ran vast at Village. As he rejoined, that brought about Fernando Alonso (Aston) to gather Alex Albon’s Williams however all continued.

Russell and Hamilton pulled filter entrance, as Verstappen had no problem for the Mercedes 1-2. Norris stayed in DRS vary of Verstappen for the opening few excursions, and towed Piastri alongside, however fell out of it by lap 10. Leclerc handed Stroll for seventh on lap 13 at Stowe.

Norris regained DRS on Verstappen on lap 14, as gentle rain began to fall, and DRS-ed previous him into Stowe a lap later. Piastri did likewise three laps later, simply because the rain started to fall more durable on lap 17.

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Hamilton bought into DRS vary of Russell and sling-shotted previous him into Stowe on lap 18 to take the lead. Each then ran vast onto the run-off at Abbey, permitting Norris to lunge previous Russell at The Loop for second.

Norris rocketed previous Hamilton into Abbey on lap 20 to hit the entrance, as Piastri picked off Russell across the outdoors of Aintree because the rain intensified. Piastri made it a McLaren 1-2 by passing Hamilton into Stowe, because the rain relented. Norris survived a giant second at Maggotts, lacking one component of the Becketts sequence that follows, to increase a 1.7s lead.

The rain returned on lap 27, with Verstappen the primary of the leaders to pit for intermediates. A lap later, Norris, Hamilton and Russell all stopped as Piastri dared to remain out to guide because the bathe intensified as soon as extra. Russell fell behind Verstappen as a result of being compelled to double-stack behind Hamilton within the pitlane.

Norris virtually caught Piastri by the point Oscar pitted a lap later, placing Lando again into the lead by 3s from Hamilton, Verstappen, Russell and Sainz. Piastri fell to sixth because the race entered its second half.

Russell was compelled to retire from fourth place on lap 34 with a water system challenge, as Hamilton took a second out Norris’s lead within the 10 laps of really moist working.

Hamilton (altering inters for softs), Verstappen (hards) and Piastri (mediums) pitted on lap 39 as Norris and Sainz stayed out.

Norris pitted a lap later, rejoining on softs after overshooting his pitbox. That allowed Hamilton to take the lead, 2.5s forward of Norris, who was effectively away from Verstappen, Piastri and Sainz.

Verstappen started to cost on his onerous tyres, setting a sequence of quickest laps in pursuit of Norris, who was barely gaining on chief Hamilton.

Verstappen bought into DRS vary of Norris with 5 laps to go, simply as his McLaren team-mate Piastri was setting quickest laps on contemporary mediums. Verstappen zoomed across the outdoors of Norris at Stowe and set off after Hamilton, who was 3.3s up the highway.

Verstappen closed to inside 2.3s in the beginning of the ultimate lap however by no means bought shut sufficient to problem Hamilton, who took a well-known ninth British GP victory by 1.4s.

Norris completed a disenchanted third from Piastri and Sainz, who made a profitable late bid for quickest lap with an additional pitstop for softs close to the tip.

Hulkenberg completed sixth from Stroll, Alonso, Albon and Yuki Tsunoda (RB).

Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez began from the pitlane after altering his engine following his disastrous qualifying on Saturday. He made a horrible name for intermediates through the first rain bathe and wanted one other set when it rained correctly.

Leclerc additionally made the identical technique error, giving up a probable factors end to return house 14th, three spots forward of Perez.

Gasly didn’t begin after pulling into the pits on the warm-up lap with a gearbox drawback.

2024 F1 British Grand Prix quickest laps

Cla   Nº   Driver   Automotive / Engine   Time   Hole   Km/h 
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1’28.293   240.195
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’28.748 0.455 238.964
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’28.952 0.659 238.416
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’29.262 0.969 237.588
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’29.438 1.145 237.120
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’29.707 1.414 236.409
14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’29.710 1.417 236.401
23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’29.718 1.425 236.380
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’29.748 1.455 236.301
10  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’29.836 1.543 236.070
11  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’29.897 1.604 235.909
12  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1’29.972 1.679 235.713
13  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’30.093 1.800 235.396
14  22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1’30.229 1.936 235.041
15  3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1’30.735 2.442 233.731
16  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’30.875 2.582 233.371
17  24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1’31.014 2.721 233.014
18  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1’31.277 2.984 232.343
19  63 George Russell Mercedes 1’31.298 3.005 232.289

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