With its beginning lineup set by qualifying on Friday night, the 100km dash decides the grid order for Sunday’s British GP.
Verstappen outdragged Hamilton away from the startline and repelled two assaults from his title rival on the opening lap. Verstappen’s victory formally provides him the British GP pole place accolade.
2021 British Grand Prix dash outcomes
How the British Grand Prix dash unfolded
Though his brakes caught fireplace on the grid, Verstappen beat pole sitter Hamilton on the run to Flip 1. Hamilton twice obtained alongside the Pink Bull into Brooklands and Copse on the opening lap, however Verstappen held him off each occasions.
From third on the grid Valtteri Bottas began his Mercedes on smooth tyres, in contrast to the bulk on mediums, together with the Alpines of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon and Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso used the additional grip to leap from 11th to fifth, after a surprising sequence of opening corners, to run behind Bottas and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez misplaced observe place to each McLarens however re-passed Daniel Ricciardo on the opening lap. Additional again, George Russell (Williams) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) touched at Brooklands, sending Sainz again to 18th – whereas Nikita Mazepin hit his Haas teammate Mick Schumacher and spun.
Verstappen pulled out of Hamilton’s DRS vary out entrance, however his teammate Perez spun off at Becketts on Lap 5, dropping to 19th.
Norris handed Alonso for fifth on Lap 6 at Village, whereas Ricciardo did likewise at The Loop 4 excursions later.
Verstappen cruised to victory over Hamilton by 1.4s, with Bottas a distant third forward of Leclerc, Norris and Ricciardo. Alonso fell again into the clutches of Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel, however the German couldn’t discover a well beyond. Russell and Ocon rounded out the highest 10.
Sainz recovered to complete eleventh, whereas Perez retired his automotive from 18th place firstly of the ultimate lap.
2021 Method 1 British Grand Prix dash quickest laps