SILVERSTONE, England, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton struggled to cross the finish line for a record seven wins at the British Grand Prix on Sunday after his Mercedes suffered an unexpected flat tire on the last lap. of the career.
In a surprising finale to a race he had dominated since the start, the Briton extended his lead in the Formula One world championship to 30 points.
Max Verstappen of the Red Bull team finished second and would have won if he had not had to stop to change tires in an attempt to get an extra point for a fast lap, while Charles Leclerc took third place for Ferrari.
Hamilton’s teammate and closest rival in the overall standings, Valtteri Bottas, failed to score after also suffering a late puncture and finishing 11th.
(Information by Alan Baldwin; edited by Gareth Jones; translated by Darío Fernández in the Gdansk newsroom)