September 30, 2023

Max Verstappen wins British Grand Prix from pole ahead of Lando Norris; Lewis Hamilton recovers to P3

Lando Norris did his best to make it interesting, but Max Verstappen eventually prevailed to win the British Grand Prix, a record 11th consecutive victory for Red Bull Racing.

McLaren’s Norris charged ahead of the two-time defending champion from the start and led exiting Abbey Corner. But Verstappen, with his Honda powertrain and the help of DRS, took the lead back on lap 5 and built up an eight second lead before the first round of pit stops.

Verstappen would cruise to victory despite a late safety car for Mercedes’ Norris and Lewis Hamilton.

British Grand Prix Results

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  3. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  4. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  5. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  6. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  7. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  8. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

  9. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  10. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  11. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes

  12. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo Ferrari

  13. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas Ferrari

  14. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  15. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo Ferrari

  16. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  17. Nyck de Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  18. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault

  19. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas Ferrari

Not classified: Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  3. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  4. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  5. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  6. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  7. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  8. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

  9. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  10. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault

  11. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas Ferrari

  12. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  13. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine Renault

  14. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes

  15. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo Ferrari

  16. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  17. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo Ferrari

  18. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  19. Nyck de Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  20. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas Ferrari

British Grand Prix TV/streaming schedule

All times Eastern

7:25 AM – 8:30 AM: Free Practice 1 (ESPNU, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)
10:55 AM – 12:00 PM: Free Practice 2 (ESPNU, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)

6:25 AM – 7:30 AM: Free Practice 3 (ESPNU, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)
09:55 – 11:00 AM: Qualification (ESPN2, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)

8:30am – 9:55am: Pre-Race Show (ESPN2, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)
09:55 – 12:00: British Grand Prix (ESPN2, ESPN App, F1TV Pro)

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British Grand Prix details

Track: Silverstone Circuit (Silverstone, England), permanent racing facility with 18 turns and a length of 3.66 miles
race length: 52 laps for 190 miles
Lap record: 1:27.097 (Max Verstappen, 2020)
Tire Compounds: C1 (hard), C2 (medium), C3 (soft)
Last year’s winner: Carlos Sainz, Ferrari

Brad Pitt filming movie in Silverstone

No, the 59-year-old two-time Academy Award winner will not be on track alongside the F1 drivers during official sessions, but Brad Pitt will be turning hot laps at Silverstone this weekend. Pitt will drive a modified junior Formula 2 car – which has far less power than the sport’s top tier – while filming scenes on the track for his upcoming F1 film entitled “Apex”.

The plot revolves around an aging former racer named Sonny Hayes (Pitt) who returns to F1 to mate with young hotshot rookie Joshua Pearce (Damson Idris). The entry even has its own garage and storage in Silverstone’s pit lane.

A sign depicting American actor Brad Pitt, who plays Sonny Hayes, the driver of the fictional Apex team in an F1-inspired film, hangs over his fictional garage ahead of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on July 6, 2023. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Brad Pitt’s fictional racing character, Sonny Hayes, has his own paddock and pit box at Silverstone, as filming for “Apex” will also take place during F1’s British Grand Prix weekend. (Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP)

Top drivers and best bets for the British Grand Prix

Verstappen is once again the huge favorite going into the weekend, and will remain so until everyone, including team-mate Sergio Perez, can put up a credible challenge. Perez is the only other driver coming into the weekend with better than 10-to-1 odds according to BetMGM.

Best odds of winning
• Max Verstappen -350
• Sergio Perez +700
•Lewis Hamilton +1100

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg wrote about some interesting props earlier this week if you want to bet on more than just a Verstappen win (which you certainly still should). Bromberg wants Fernando Alonso to finish ahead of Charles Leclerc (-110), Aston Martin for Ferrari (+100) and Lewis Hamilton for a podium in his home race (+115)

British Grand Prix entry list

Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari
Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes
George Russell (63), Mercedes
Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault
Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine Renault
Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes
Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes
Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo Ferrari
Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas Ferrari
Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas Ferrari
Nyck de Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
uki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes
Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

Again for the British Grand Prix

The forecast calls for warm, partly cloudy conditions on Friday and cool temperatures through the weekend. There is a 51% chance of rain for Saturday’s qualifying session, so we can expect a mixed grid. Cool, overcast conditions for Sunday coupled with Pirelli bringing the hardest tires in the range seem to be crying out for a one-stop race that is likely to dominate the sharp end of the field.

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