Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix, at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, on Sunday. AP / Reuters
Gulf Today Report
Lewis Hamilton roared back to win at his favourite hunting ground at the Silverstone to claim the eighth British Grand Prix title despite ten seconds were docked as a penalty on Sunday.
The British driver managed to pull off a win as he overcame the penalty, which had put his chances in jeopardy after his ten seconds were docked.
The penalty was imposed on the British driver of Mercedes after a deadly crash with the championship leadership Max Verstaoppen.
Verstappen lost control of his car and collided with the barriers in a bid to avoid the crash with Hamilton, who was attacking the Dutch from the beginning. He was taken to hospital for further tests to rule out anything ominous.
Verstappen has been leading the driver’s standing after four victories in the season while, Hamilton is trying to put his faltering campaign back on the track.
Verstappen notched up back-to back-victories by winning French double-header in a week and followed it up with another one at Austrian Grand Prix.
After the victory, Hamilton has trimmed the lead to eight points as he has 177 points with four wins so far while Verstappen has 185 points with five victories.
The Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled for April 19, was postponed in February but Formula One appears determined to race in the country -- one of the sport's key markets -- in the second half of this year.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is still angry at the crash which knocked Formula One leader Max Verstappen out of the British Grand Prix last weekend, allowing winner Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic pole position for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with an all-time circuit record lap in the final seconds to outpace Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.086 seconds.
Pakistan made a light work of the modest total to break their losing jinx against India after 12 failed attempts in the showpiece events. Prior to this match, India had defeated Pakistan in all 12 World Cup matches .
For the first time in Premier League history, United trailed 4-0 at half-time and have now suffered a run of taking just one point from a possible 12 in the league.
Shaheen Afridi struck the first blow with an express delivery that swung in to trap Rohit Sharma lbw for a first ball duck and the bowler celebrated with his trademark open-arm gesture.