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Lewis Hamilton victorious on three wheels!

2 August 2020 - 16h43

Crazy end of the race in England! Starting on pole, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) had a puncture on the last lap. The Briton was far enough ahead of his pursuers to secure the victory. The podium was decided at the very end of the race, as Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) also had a puncture with two laps to go. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) took the opportunity to step onto the podium after the 52 laps of the fourth race of the season.

People had to watch this fourth Grand Prix of the 2020 season until the end! Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh victory in England on three wheels, having punctured his front left tire on the last lap. Lively final laps, as Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren) and Valtteri Bottas also suffered a puncture. The latter lost his place on the podium with this incident; he had to go through the pits again to put on a new set of tyres. The Finn finished 11th and therefore out of points. Bad business for Mercedes but this fact of racing makes the business of Lewis Hamilton in the championship. The Briton is now 30 points ahead of his team-mate. A victory, the 87th of his career, which the six-time world champion owes only to the pit stop of Max Verstappen. Indeed, the Dutchman stopped to get the fastest lap, after overtaking Bottas’s car. The Red Bull driver finished second, ahead of Charles Leclerc, who got his second podium of the season. Next race next weekend, still at Silverstone, for the 70th anniversary Grand Prix.

Audrey CORMINBOEUF

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