Hamilton desperate to defend British GP title


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2021 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2021 British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England 
Sunday, 18 July 2021
 
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be desperate to defend his British Grand Prix title this weekend. 
 
The British superstar won last year's race as he made it two victories in a row at the Silverstone Circuit having also won the 2019 event.
 
Hamilton's struggles in the current season continued as he failed to secure a podium finish at the recent Austrian Grand Prix on July 4. 
 
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes
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The Austrian Grand Prix was won by Red Bull Racing-Honda driver Max Verstappen, who won his third successive win in the current campaign. 
 
Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second, while Lando Norris of McLaren-Mercedes secured a third-place finish. 
 
Verstappen is placed at the top of the Drivers' Championship standings and he is followed by Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Sergio Perez respectively.
 
Hamilton, who is the reigning Formula One world champion, is now 32 points behind leader, Verstappen with 14 races left. 
 
Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing
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Hamilton stated that Mercedes cars are "miles away" and again called for an upgrade ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 
 
"We've got a lot of work to do. We need all hands on deck, which I know they already are," Hamilton said. 
 
"And they've brought a lot of upgrades over these last few races, and we haven't brought any. So we've got to bring some, find as much performance as possible.
 
"Otherwise this will be the result most often."
 
Red Bull Racing-Honda are placed at the top of the Constructors' Championship standings and they were followed by Mercedes and McLaren-Mercedes respectively. 
 

2020 British Grand Prix results

 
Winner: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes 
Runner-Up: Max Verstappen - Red Bull Racing-Honda 
Third-Place: Charles Leclerc - Ferrari 
 

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Published: 07/16/2021