F1 British Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Race back UNDERWAY – Verstappen CRASHES OUT after horror SMASH with Hamilton, latest

SILVERSTONE is packed with F1 fans ahead of TODAY'S highly-anticipated British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is looking to continue his stunning record at this track and stop the Red Bull charge to the title.

Though the Brit will be starting the race from second place on the grid, with championship leader Max Verstappen claiming pole following his win in the inaugural sprint qualifying.

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  • Marc Mayo

    LAP 45/52

    Lewis Hamilton is chasing down Charles Leclerc with the gap down to 4.7 seconds as they cross the line.

    Elsewhere, Carlos Sainz is fighting Daniel Ricciardo for fifth place and Pierre Gasly is all over Lance Stroll for eighth.

    George Russell is 14th and looks set to continue his wait for a point in the Williams.

  • Marc Mayo

    VERSTAPPEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

    Away from the track, Red Bull have confirmed Max Verstappen is being taken to hospital as a precaution after his crash on Lap 1.

    It measured a huge 51G, and earned Lewis Hamilton a ten-second penalty.

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    LAP 42/52

    Sebastian Vettel, sat 17th, is out to end a miserable day.

    Told to retire the car, the German spun earlier on and is well off the pace.

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    HAMILTON INTO SECOND

    Lewis Hamilton catches Valtteri Bottas, who is ordered by the team to let him by.

    And he steps aside to allow the Brit a run at Charles Leclerc – with eight seconds to make up in 11 laps and a new fastest lap in the bank.

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    PEREZ PITS

    Sergio Perez started from the back on the Hard tyres before pulling on the Mediums and reaching ninth place.

    But that rubber has worn out and it's a fresh pair for the final 13 laps, which he will face from 17th.

    What a poor weekend for Red Bull – they will be fuming.

  • Marc Mayo

    LAP 36/52

    Those gaps to Charles Leclerc just mentioned are not going anywhere…

    Valtteri Bottas is falling away having seemingly used up his tyres, and is over nine seconds off the leader while Lewis Hamilton has only made up about half a second on the Ferrari.

    Can the Scuderia pull off a second historic Italian triumph on British soil this month?

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    TOP TEN AFTER PIT STOPS

    1. LEC
    2. BOT
    3. HAM
    4. NOR
    5. RIC
    6. SAI
    7. ALO
    8. STR
    9. PER
    10. GAS

    Credit: Getty
  • Marc Mayo

    BATTLE OF THE BRITS

    Lando Norris has Lewis Hamilton breathing down his neck and going about a second a lap quicker.

    And he puts up little fight as the veteran takes third place at Abbey.

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    LECLERC PITS

    Ferrari do a better job of this one and the race leader spends only 2.6 seconds in the bay.

    Charles Leclerc comes out with seven seconds on Valtteri Bottas and 13 clear of Lewis Hamilton, can the Mercs work their magic?

  • Marc Mayo

    LAP 30/52

    Do not rule out Valtteri Bottas for the win today.

    With the fastest lap, the Finn is flying and 26.5 seconds behind Charles Leclerc.

    Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz's stop is very very slow – a 12.3-second tyre change wrecking the good work he did in going long in his first stint.

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    HAMILTON PITS

    Here comes Lewis Hamilton, who serves ten seconds before his crew can change his tyres.

    On go the Hards, eventually, and he comes out behind Lando Norris in fifth.

    That leaves a Ferrari one-two, neither of which have stopped.

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    LAP 26/52

    We are halfway and waiting on who will pit first out of the two leaders.

    Charles Leclerc has put over two seconds between himself and Lewis Hamilton, but is still receiving instructions to avoid his engine cut-outs.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Marc Mayo

    BOTTAS JUMPS NORRIS

    That right-rear would just not go on for Lando Norris.

    In comes Valtteri Bottas and the Finn is into de-facto third as he leaves the pits only a few car lengths clear of the McLaren.

  • Marc Mayo

    MCLARENS PIT

    Lando Norris with a slow stop!

    That took about four seconds longer than it needed and it may cost the Brit a podium.

  • Marc Mayo

    LAP 20/52

    Lewis Hamilton not yet able to launch an attack, as Charles Leclerc puts in a new fastest lap.

    Behind, Lando Norris is more than holding his own over Valtteri Bottas and the pair are over ten seconds clear of Daniel Ricciardo in fifth.

    And a number of the backmarkers are in the pits for Hard tyres, having started on the Mediums.

  • Marc Mayo

    HAMILTON ON THE CHARGE

    The reigning champ may be sensing blood after that, as Charles Leclerc reports of ANOTHER momentary engine cut-out.

    Lewis Hamilton is in DRS range, with the advantage down to under a second…

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    LECLERC PROBLEM

    Charles Leclerc loses a chunk of time and tells team radio that his engine cut out.

    Mercifully for the Ferrari star, it kicks back in and he's only lost a few tenths.

    The team provide a bunch of instructions over radio and tell him: "Everything should be fine now."

  • Marc Mayo

    WHAT WILL LEWIS DO?

    Lewis Hamilton has a few options at his disposal.

    Does he use up his tyres to try and catch Charles Leclerc, with the aim of overtaking him and driving off into the distance?

    Or preserve his tyres, hang back a bit and wait until the Ferrari pits – at which point he gives it the beans.

    It appears he's favouring the latter right now.

    We're onto Lap 13/52. An hour after the start, we're only a quarter of the way through the race.

  • Marc Mayo

    TOP SIX ARE PULLING AWAY

    The Mercedes, Ferraris and McLarens are putting a bit of a gap back to the midfield now.

    Carlos Sainz in sixth is 4.8 seconds clear of Fernando Alonso in seventh, a gap that is growing while the Spaniard battles Daniel Ricciardo.

    How the restart looked as Charles Leclerc held the leadCredit: PA
  • Marc Mayo

    LAP 8/52

    Valtteri Bottas is fighting back at Lando Norris for a place in third – although it is de facto second with Lewis Hamilton's penalty.

    The Brit puts in the fastest lap in his Mercedes as he looks to make up the time.

  • Marc Mayo

    BIG JOB ON FOR HAMILTON

    Lewis Hamilton will have to fight his way through the pack after pitting due to that penalty.

    Sergio Perez is also a guy to keep an eye on, starting from the back he is now 14th and on the charge.

    Sebastian Vettel takes his place in 19th, replays show how he just lost control while battling for position and performed a 360.

  • Marc Mayo

    LEWIS PENALTY

    It's a ten-second time penalty for Lewis Hamilton.

    He will serve it when he pits.

  • Marc Mayo

    LECLERC LEADS

    As we begin Lap 5, over 45 minutes after the race began, Charles Leclerc has opened up a second lead over Lewi Hamilton.

  • Marc Mayo

    VETTEL SPINS

    Sebastian Vettel is off but keeps it out of the barrier.

  • Marc Mayo

    GO GO GO… AGAIN!

    This time Lewis Hamilton does not get the jump, but Lando Norris did and is third.

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