He gave it everything today. 💪 Amazing support out there Silverstone! pic.twitter.com/dU8mpd3EcR— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 17, 2021
Sir Lewis Hamilton was passed at the start by Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen. With valiant effort, he was unable to overtake him and will start tomorrow's British Grand Prix alongside the Red Bull.
Just Lewis pointing at his favourite fan: pic.twitter.com/P9KyD4j9il— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 17, 2021
Ending in second position added two points to his Drivers' Championship tally, losing one point overall to Verstappen.
🤜🤛 Still all to play for on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/OlvBAYsm1t— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 17, 2021
Hamilton comments, "I did everything I could at the start with temperatures and clutch position but I still suffered wheelspin on the line so we’ll dig deep to understand what happened."
He adds, "I think it was great for F1 to try something new and even if the race wasn’t particularly exciting after the first lap for myself, there are definitely learnings we can take from today."
He continues, "This season it’s been a struggle with certain elements of the car but we’ve done such a great job to get to the performance level that we had yesterday - Valtteri did a great job too and we’re definitely getting closer."
To conclude, "The Red Bull is really difficult to follow on track and from yesterday’s high, it feels like a bit of a down but we’ll turn it around to find the positives and come out fighting tomorrow for the race."
Silverstone, you were mega again today. 🙏 We want to hear you again tomorrow. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YVzf9U0rvF— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 17, 2021
The top of the Constructors' Championship stays unaltered, with Mercedes and Red Bull each picking up three points.