Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to score a race win this year after using a combination of good strategy and masterful tyre management to win the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone.

  • Verstappen crossed the line 11.326 secs ahead of Hamilton
  • Valtteri Bottas, who started from pole, was 3rd.

Verstappen triumphs as Mercedes struggle in the heat

Polesitter Valtteri Bottas was able to fend off his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton off the line to hold onto the lead. Behind the pair, Verstappen made quick work of Racing Point’s Nico Hulkenberg to move up to 3rd place.

The Red Bull driver was the only one in the top 10 to start the race on hard tyres. That’s something that played into his favour as it became evident that Mercedes were struggling with tyre wear in the torrid conditions. At one point, Red Bull even instructed Verstappen…

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