Verstappen claimed three factors – and Hamilton two – for his “victory” within the Dash Qualifying, which suggests he extends his championship result in 33 factors. Beginning on pole forward of Hamilton must be the larger factor for him, although.
Was F1’s first dash race a hit? Sure and no is the brief reply. There might be an extended reply developing shortly. Right this moment’s enterprise is the standard Grand Prix and it’s usually an fascinating one round Silverstone. Hamilton would possibly, nevertheless, have his work lower out to win it if Verstappen retains his lead off the beginning line. If not then it could possibly be as much as Mercedes to strive one thing fascinating.
If Mercedes fail to beat Pink Bull to victory right here, then you need to query Hamilton’s reasonable hopes of claiming the drivers’ title, even with a possible 13 races left. All won’t be misplaced, however going and not using a win in six races is a really unhealthy signal certainly. The small consolation for the defending champions is that Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Pérez will begin in final place after spinning in yesterday’s dash qualifying, so that gives likelihood of creating floor within the constructors’ championship.
The race begins at 3pm BST and we might be right here for all the build-up, stay motion and response from a packed Silverstone.