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Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix Despite Crash

This Sunday, an eventful but thrilling British Grand Prix took place in which Lewis Hamilton had to overcome adversity from the outset.

On the first lap of the race, he collided with arch-rival Max Verstappen and the Dutchman ended up crashing out. Hamilton was blamed for the incident and received a 10-second penalty as a result.

The Red Bull driver was forced to abandon the race and was taken to hospital for precautionary examinations.

Following the accident, the event was stopped momentarily with Leclerc in the lead and Hamilton in second place.

The time penalty did not discourage the Briton, who chased the Ferrari driver for a long time. Leclerc held the lead until two laps from the end, when Hamilton finally overtook him.

Curiously, Hamilton took the lead of the race at Copse corner, where he collided with Verstappen.

This is the Stevenage-born driver’s eighth British Grand Prix victory, probably the most controversial and, at the same time, the most memorable of them all. A win that could be key as it cuts the Dutchman’s lead to just eight points.

After the win, Hamilton celebrated effusively on the podium. Verstappen shared his anger on his Twitter account.

The Dutchman called him “disrespectful” and “unsportsmanlike” and said that “the penalty doesn’t do justice” to Hamilton’s “dangerous move”.