Vestappen Claims British Grand Prix, Equals McLaren’s 35-Year Record

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F1 icon Max Verstappen on Sunday won the British Grand Prix to stretch his Formula One lead to 99 points as unbeaten Red Bull equalled McLaren’s 1988 record run of 11 victories in a row.
McLaren’s Lando Norris finished second in front of a roaring 160,000-strong home crowd at Silverstone, with fellow Briton and seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes after starting seventh.
“Eleven in a row. That’s pretty crazy,” said Verstappen over the team radio after what was also his sixth win in a row and eighth in 10 races this season.
The double world champion bagged the fastest lap bonus point as well to pull almost four race wins clear of his closest rival and team mate Sergio Perez, who finished sixth after starting 15th.
The win was Red Bull’s first at Silverstone since Australian Mark Webber in 2012, and Norris’ podium was a first for McLaren in their home race since Hamilton was second in 2010.
Australian Oscar Piastri was fourth for McLaren, his hopes of a first podium dashed by a late safety car, with Britain’s George Russell fifth for Mercedes after a long first stint on soft tyres and Fernando Alonso seventh for Aston Martin.


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