刘易斯·汉密尔顿 displayed fine form in his home race Sunday, taking his third-straight 英国大奖赛 victory over his teammate Nico 罗斯伯格 and thus shaving more points off the deficit in championship points. The win drove wild some 135,000 fans who were on hand at Silverstone.
罗斯伯格’领跑车手’ standings has now been cut to a mere point, after an investigation for radio correspondence between him and the team led stewards to slap 罗斯伯格 with a 10-second time penalty. With five laps left, 罗斯伯格 encountered gearbox problems that had him stuck in seventh gear, and stewards are currently checking to see if the amount of information exchanged exceeded the maximum allowable under the new team radio rules.
With the decision, 罗斯伯格 drops to third place, while Max Verstappen takes over the second spot.
罗斯伯格 had trouble fending off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was able to pass the Mercedes on lap 16. It took 罗斯伯格 a few laps to get close to Verstappen, eventually passing him in lap 38 and holding on for the second-place finish–but the 10-second penalty really cost 罗斯伯格 in the end.
At the podium, Verstappen received lukewarm applause from the crowd. That, however, was great compared to the boos 罗斯伯格 got. For Hamilton, though, it was all cheers. A well-deserved win indeed, considering the rough conditions to start. It was simply superb racing from Hamilton at the 英国大奖赛, and he can milk the adulation from the crowd as much as he can as his reward.