The Nation (Nigeria)

Hamilton wins eighth British Grand Prix

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LEWIS Hamilton revived his Formula One title defence by winning the British Grand Prix for the eighth time yesterday despite a 10-second penalty after he collided with Max Verstappen, knocking the championsh­ip leader out of the race.

Roared on by a crowd of more than 140,000, Hamilton attempted to overtake Verstappen on Copse corner on the first lap instead sending the

Red Bull careening off the track and into the barrier. Charles Leclerc grabbed the lead but, despite having to add 10 seconds to a pit stop, Mercedes star Hamilton caught the Ferrari and overtook at Copse on lap 50 of the 52-lap race.

Verstappen, meanwhile, was taken to hospital “for further precaution­ary tests”, said Red Bull. I hope Lewis is very happy with himself,” said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. “That’s a hollow victory.”

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