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Motorsport update – 19th July

19th July 2021
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Below is the latest news from the world of motorsport in the past week.

F1 British GP:

Top 5 Drivers:

  • 1st: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes),
  • 2nd: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari),
  • 3rd: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes),
  • 4th: Lando Norris (McLaren),
  • 5th: Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)

Notable moments:

  • Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen collide at Copse on Lap 1 of the British GP at Silverstone with the Red Bull of Vertsappen suffering a high speed crash at a 51G impact with speeds of 180 MPH. Both drivers made their case to the stewards during the red flag intermission. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) received a 10 second time penalty for colliding with Max Verstappen’s Red Bull down at Copse.
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his 8th British GP after making a late overtake on Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to win a sold out Silverstone just a day before Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted in England,
  • Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) secured his best result with Mclaren with 5th beating home Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari as the Spaniard suffered a slow pitstop,
  • Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) spun off on Lap 1 and then retired later in the race,
  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull) endured a difficult weekend after spinning out in the sprint and then never really recovering in the race.

Next F1 Race: Hungarian GP (30th July- 1st August 2021)

Nascar Cup (Foxwoods Resort Casino 301) (Top 3)

  • 1st: Aric Amirola (Ford),
  • 2nd: Christopher Bell (Toyota),
  • 3rd: Brad Keselowski (Ford)

Next Race for Nascar Cup Series: Go Bowling At The Glen (8th August).

W Series Silverstone Top 3:

  • 1st: Alice Powell,
  • 2nd: Fabienne Wohlwend,
  • 3rd: Jamie Chadwick.

Next Race: Hungary (same weekend as F1, 30th – 31st July).

Formula E will race in London this weekend for a double header as the cars go through the iconic Excel Centre In London.

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